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Backyard Homesteading: Create a Compact Orchard 3/19

Friday, 08 January 2016 13:22

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 19 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 or call 617-384-5277. Offered with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.


2016 Stone Soup Launches Thursday, Jan. 28th

Friday, 18 December 2015 15:24

Next month, we kick-off our 2016 Stone Soup and Speakers Series on Thursday, January 28th, 6:00-7:30pm.   These delightful programs are held each month over the winter months on the final Thursday of each month. We begin the evening with a simple meal of homemade soup followed by a short presentation by a featured speaker.

The theme for this year's series is "Lessons From The Journey.”  Each month a featured speaker will include a slide presentation of a recent journey or adventure and explore the lessons learned along the way.

This year’s series will begin on Jan. 28th with our own Executive Director, Mark Smith, who recently completed walking the Camino de Santiago – a 500-mile ancient pilgrimage across Spain.

Space IS limited. Pre-registration is required. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924.Read more...


Join us for our 6th Annual Winterfire Jan. 9th

Friday, 18 December 2015 10:59

Once again, it's time for one of our favorite events: the Wakefield Estate's annual Winterfire! Our 6th Winterfire will be held Saturday, January 9th from 5:00-7:00 pm. This annual event combines lightscape with landscape to highlight many of the estate's signature trees and garden features against a deep mid-winter sky. Enjoy some hot chocolate and roast a hot dog or sausage on an open fire. This is a fun, family-friendly event. Subject to cancellation due to weather; see or our Facebook page for any last minute changes. Dress warmly and bring a friend! While this event is free, donations are appreciated, and pre-registration is requested. To RSVP or for more information, call 617-333-0924. Read more...

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Sixth annual holiday open house December 10th

Friday, 20 November 2015 10:39

Join us for our sixth annual holiday open house on Thursday, December 10th from 4:00-8:00 pm. The 1794 Isaac Davenport Mansion house will be decked out in spectacular holiday style for this special event, one of the few events during the year where visitors are able to visit inside. Tickets are free for members, $10 suggested donation for others. Annual memberships will be available for purchase, along with hand-crafted wreaths beautifully decorated with greens from the estate. Refreshments are provided. Please RSVP by calling 617-333-0924 if you plan to attend or reply by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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