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2021 Winter Stone Soup Continues 2/24 with "Discovering the Stories of the Land"

Friday, 19 February 2021 13:25

For this winter's Stone Soup Speakers Series, we will focus inward to reacquaint our followers with the history, landscape, and program vision that led to our renaming this year as the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum. Through storytelling and photos, we hope to engage participants in a conversation that increases people's understanding and attachment to this beautiful and unique cultural landscape nestled in the Blue Hills. The Stone Soup Speakers Series is normally a convivial gathering around homemade soup, but this year will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
The February Stone Soup session on Feb. 24 at 6:30 pm will explore the cultural landscape that existed before Mary May "Polly" Binney Wakefield developed her arboretum over a 50-year period. Much of this information was gained by researchers through a series of photographs, maps, archeological evidence and archival papers. Debbie Merriam will discuss the evolution of the landscape and Polly's life-long work to transform it into the formal gardens and nurseries we see today. To receive the zoom link for the Feb. 24th session, please register here or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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School Vacation Virtual Field Trips for kids 2/16 & 2/18

Thursday, 11 February 2021 10:52

School Vacation Virtual Field Trips for kids
February 16th and 18th, 1:00 pm by Zoom

Many families usually enjoy a "get-away" during February school vacation week. Most likely that won't be happening this year for many of us. If you have elementary-aged children that might enjoy a fun way to visit a beautiful place, sign up for our school vacation virtual field trips.

On Tuesday, February 16th, we will explore the many signs of animals in winter and try to identify them by their "tracks."

On Thursday, February 18th, we will focus on baby animals, looking back at some of ours when they were just babies.

To receive the zoom link for the virtual field trip, register using the link below.
Tuesday, Feb. 16th field trip @1:00 pm, please register here.
Thursday, Feb. 18th field trip @1:00 pm, please register here.
For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.

Additional zoom field trips will be scheduled for April vacation.

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Families, join us for a Virtual Field Trip to visit the animals Jan. 18th!

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:32

School Vacation Virtual Field Trips for kids
Join us for the first on Jan. 18, 1:00 pm by Zoom
We know students are "zoomed out" of late, but we have found that virtual visits with the animals can be rejuvenative. So, during the winter months, we will be hosting virtual field trips during school vacations for elementary-age students. The field trips will feature fun and interesting things happening outside in nature, as well as visits with the beautiful animals we take care of, including our llamas Betty and Navajo, the sheep, chickens, and our miniature rooster, Pumpkin.
The first zoom session will be on Martin Luther King Day, January 18th at 1:00 p.m. To receive the zoom link for this first field trip, please register  here. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.
Additional zoom field trips will be scheduled for February and April vacations.
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2021 Winter Stone Soup Speakers Series: Meet the "Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum"

Monday, 04 January 2021 12:11

For this winter's Stone Soup speakers series, we will focus inward and reacquaint our followers with the history, landscape, and program vision that led to our renaming this year as the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum. Through story-telling and photos, we hope to engage participants in a conversation that increases people's understanding and attachment to this beautiful and unique cultural landscape nestled in the Blue Hills. The Stone Soup speakers series is normally a convivial gathering around homemade soup, but this year will be conducted virtually via Zoom on the last Wednesdays of the month, January - March, at 6:30 p.m. We will miss the actual sharing of soup and breaking of bread due to the pandemic, but we hope to share a recipe or two of our favorite winter soups.

The January Stone Soup session will give an overview of the ten consecutive generations of occupants who called this place home, with some intriguing details and mysteries unearthed in the early days of our work as we researched the families and documented their collections. To receive the zoom link for the Jan. 27th session, please register here or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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