News Archive

Wakefield Estate and Landscape Institute Pilot Estate Management Seminar

Monday, 01 June 2009 19:21

 

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During the first week of June, the Wakefield Estate became a learning landscape for students from Harvard’s Landscape Institute.  The collaborative program brought together some of the best known horticultural experts in the region to lead day-long tours and sessions, using the Wakefield Estate as a laboratory of horticultural delights and mysteries.  Paul Rogers, Jack Alexander, Marty Michener, and Richard Schulhof were among the faculty who lectured and toured the property with the students.  The program generated lots of ideas from both students and faculty.  Based on the feedback from all involved, it was a huge success.

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Wakefield Welcomes its 2009 Landscape Fellows

Thursday, 02 April 2009 19:15

 

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This summer, the Wakefield Estate is piloting several new programs. One is our new Landscape Fellows Program for college and graduate-level students in the fields of landscape design, preservation and management. Two fellowships were offered exclusively to Landscape Institute certificate candidates to conduct research and/or get hands-on experience in working with its unusual historic landscape and prized collection of woody plants.

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Outdoor Science at Wakefield: Spring Field Experiences for Boston and Milton Schools

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 19:09

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Several hundred students from  Milton, Dorchester ad Roslindale visited the property during May and June to partake in a number of outdoor science activities.  Subjects covered included competition and adaptation, structures of nature, water and sound studies, tree identification, and invasive species eradication. Some of the students enjoyed ponding, meeting the chickens and playing “Oh, Deer!”

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Wakefield Bees Get a Winter Check-up

Saturday, 03 January 2009 16:36

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Wakefield Estate’s beekeeper Scott Harris recently visited the bee hive to check on the status and health of the bees within. It is important for the beekeeper to check the hive covering to make sure it is secure and getting sun, and to make sure the bees have adequate food for the duration of winter.

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