Recent News

Raising Your Own Backyard Chickens Workshop Saturday, 2/9

Friday, 11 January 2019 09:19

Have you been thinking of raising your own chickens and enjoying your own fresh eggs? Our annual Backyard Homesteading workshop on raising backyard chickens is a great way to explore the idea. This session, scheduled for February 9th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. is designed for people interested in learning how to start a backyard chicken coop and grow healthy, productive chickens for years of enjoyment and fresh food. After the indoor portion of the workshop, there will be a tour of the coops and chicken tractors on site, so dress accordingly.
Suggested donation for the workshop is $20; $15 for members. Please pre-register by calling 617-333-0924 x22.

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2019 Stone Soup & Speaker Series kicks off 1/30 with an exploration of outdoor science education

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:29

This year's Stone Soup and Speakers Series, A Look Deeper, will focus on a deeper exploration into the different aspects and angles of our work here at the Wakefield Estate: outdoor and experiential education, tree and plant research, and local history. The topics relate to the central subject of our newly launched quarterly journal, Dogwood Lane. The January -April series will take place the last Wednesday of the month, beginning January30th with a talk by one of our educational partners and Erica Max, the estate's Program Director, on the use of the Wakefield landscape as an outdoor classroom.
Donations welcome; please rsvp as space is limited. The program starts at 6:00 pm when guests can enjoy a bowl of homemade soup before settling in to enjoy the speaker's remarks. For more information, or to rsvp, call 617-333-0924.
 


Celebrating Jack the Llama, RIP sweet beast

Thursday, 03 January 2019 12:51

We are heartbroken to share the sad news of the passing of our beloved Jack the llama. He died as he lived his years here at the estate: surrounded by his flock of adoring sheep. He will be missed by many. Hundreds of visiting students were delighted to feed him out of their little hands and often said it was their favorite moment of their day-long field trip. We hope you had a chance to meet him. He'll be in our hearts forever.
Enjoy these, some of our favorite photos of that sweet wonderful beast or check out this slideshow or this recent photo montage on Jack the Llama's facebook page.

If you'd like to contribute to our getting a new llama this year, click here and note "in memory of Jack."

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Introducing "Dogwood Lane," our new quarterly journal

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:09

We are excited about the launch of our new quarterly journal, entitled "Dogwood Lane." Each quarter, Dogwood Lane will focus on a different aspect of our programs and work of the Mary M. B. Charitable Trust. The first edition provides a deeper understating of how we carry out our mission to "promote life-long participatory learning using the resources of the Wakefield Estate," with a focus on three of the estate's educational programs. We hope you will take a few minutes to read it and will enjoy learning more about our work. We'd love to hear what you think!

Click here to read Dogwood Lane, or click on the menu tab above at the right.

 


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