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3/27: March Stone Soup: Sharing Anecdotes from Family History

Monday, 18 March 2019 11:50

March Stone Soup and Speaker event: Sharing Anecdotes from Family History
March 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Isaac Davenport mansion house.
Continuing with this year's Stone Soup and Speakers Series, A Look Deeper, and our new quarterly journal's deeper exploration into the different aspects and angles of our work here at the WakefieldEstate, our March talk will feature Mark Smith on the eleven generations of one interrelated family that lived on the property for nearly 300 years. Smith will share some amazing anecdotes and records unearthed among the families' records now housed at Massachusetts Historical Society. This will be the topic of the third issue of our quarterly Dogwood Lane to be published in May.
Donations welcome; please rsvp by calling 617-333-0924 x22 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.
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3/30: Backyard Homesteading: Grow Your Own Mushrooms!

Monday, 25 February 2019 15:33

Take home your own gourmet mushroom log for years of mushroom harvesting!
Don't miss the Wakefield Estate's annual mushroom growing workshop on Saturday, March 30th from 9:00-11:30 am! After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, we will teach you how to inoculate logs with mushroom spawn and send you home with your own "seeded" log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. This is a great family-friendly event. Please bring your own drill and half-inch drill bit if you have one. All materials provided. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members; $50/Family. Call 617-333-0924 to register today.

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Learn to Create Your Own Orchard! Workshop 3/16

Monday, 25 February 2019 15:11

Become a backyard orchardist and grow your own fruit! Even with a small yard, you can enjoy fruit from your own trees with minimal effort and cost. This step-by-step workshop, to be held March 16 frrom 9:00-11:00 am, will teach you all you need to know to plan and create a compact orchard for years of enjoyment.

Participants will spend part of the workshop outside in the orchard for a pruning demonstration, so dress accordingly. $30; $20 for members of Wakefield Estate or Arnold Arboretum. Space is limited; pre-registration required.

Register through the Arnold Arboretum at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277. Offered with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

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Feb Stone Soup-a deeper look into topic of Estate's Horticulture

Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:54

Continuing with this year's Stone Soup and Speakers Series, A Look Deeper, and our new quarterly journal's deeper exploration into the different aspects and angles of our work here at the Wakefield Estate, our February talk will feature Deb Merriam on the subject of the ongoing horticultural research. 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. To read the latest edition of Dogwood Lane, our quarterly journal, click here.

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