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2nd Stone Soup Event "Listens" to Rachel Carson

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:13

Wakefield Estate‚Äôs Stone Soup and Speaker Series:
Voices from our past; visions for our future - Rachel Carson
Thursday, February 27, 6:00-7:30 pm

The second in the 2020 Stone Soup and Speaker series at the Wakefield Estate will examine Rachel Carson and her life-long research and work on the environment.  Fruitlands Museum historian Helen Batchelder will discuss Carson's deep interest in the natural world and lead us on a journey showing us where we've responded well to the warning bells rung decades ago in Carson's ground breaking work Silent Spring, first published in 1962 but still relevant today.  With 2020 being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year's series is focusing on key thought leaders from the past whose work continues to inform and influence our knowledge and work today as it relates to the environment and climate concerns. The program starts at 6:00 pm when guests can enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and bread before settling in to hear the speaker's remarks.  Suggested donation $10. Space is limited; please rsvp by calling 617-333-0924.  The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.

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2nd Annual Blue Hills Winter Soupfest - Hearty homemade soups & craft beer.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:06

2nd Annual Blue Hills Winter Soupfest - Hearty homemade soups & craft beer

Winter family fun for all - Saturday, March 7, 1:00-4:00 pm

Join us at our 2nd Annual Blue Hills Winter Soupfest - an afternoon of hearty homemade soups, locally crafted beer and winter fun for the whole family. Enjoy a winter scavenger hunt or a walk, a selfie with the llamas, visit the labyrinth and roast a marshmallow.

Relax and enjoy soup and beer around the fire pit.

Snow date: Sunday, March 8, 1:00-4:00 pm.

Tickets $20 per person, kids under 18 free.

Ticket price includes all-you-can-eat homemade soup, and one pour of draft beer from Turtle Swamp Brewery.

PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT THE ESTATE'S OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT EACH YEAR ENABLES 2000 BOSTON AREA SCHOOL CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY A DAY OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING AT THE ESTATE.

For more information, call 617-333-0924 or click here.

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Join us for Winterfire now scheduled Sat. Feb 8th

Friday, 24 January 2020 12:59

Due to the forecast for inclement weather, we have to postpone our Winterfire event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25th. We have rescheduled it for Saturday, February 8th. Please RSVP at 617-333-0924 x22 for more information or to let us know you will attend.

Here's more info about this wonderful event. Hope you can make it!

Winterfire 2020 - celebrate the new decade!
Now scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8th, 5:00-7:00 pm

It's time for one of our most popular family events: the Wakefield Estate's annual Winterfire! Join us at this annual event that combines lightscape with landscape to highlight many of the estate's signature trees and garden features against a dark mid-winter sky. Enjoy some hot chocolate and roast a hot dog on an open fire. This is a fun, family-friendly event that is free to the public. Of course, donations are always welcome. RSVPs are not required but appreciated so we can make sure have enough marshmallows and sausages!
Subject to cancellation due to weather; see www.wakefieldtrust.org or our Facebook page for any last minute changes or call 617-333-0924 x22. Dress warmly and bring a friend!

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Want to enjoy your own fresh eggs? Backyard Chickens 2/8Workshop

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:10

Have you been thinking of living closer to the earth and reducing your carbon footprint? Growing your own food and enjoying your own fresh eggs is a great way to start! It can be a true delight and fun for the whole family. Our annual Backyard Homesteading workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8th, 9:00-11:30 am is designed for people interested in learning how to start a backyard coop and grow healthy, productive chickens for years of enjoyment and fresh food. After the indoor portion of the workshop on raising your own chickens, 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. Space is limited. Please pre-register by calling 617-333-0924 x22. 

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