Wright-Locke Farm’s education programs for teens and adults are a greatway to learn practical skills related to healthy living, small-scale agriculture, and the wonders of nature. All workshops take place either in our historic 1827 Barn on the Farm (unheated / not air-conditioned), the woods, or in thekitchen at Saint Eulalia’s Parish (50 Ridge Street- right down the street from the Farm) and are open to individuals ages 14+ unless stated otherwise. We hope you can join us for one or more workshops this growingseason!
* Please see the important instructions for registering below.
Instructions for Adult Program Registration
1. Log into or create your account via WLFarm.org. Making an account is quick and easy! We just need some basic information about yourself. If you would like to change any of these pieces of information at any time, you may do so by logging into your account.
2. Please be sure to read our Adult Education Program Terms below for more information on our payment and refund policy, photo and video policy, and liability statement.
3. Register for an adult program! Click on the REGISTER NOW! links below to sign up for a program. You will be asked to enter the number of people you wish to register for the program (including yourself or children, if applicable) and enter the first and last names of those being registered in the Guest Information fields. You will be given the option to pay immediately by credit card or to pay later; we recommend opting to “pay later” if signing up for multiple programs so that you may pay for all programs with one credit card transaction at Make Payment (check payment can also be mailed in lieu of credit card payment).
Contact our Education Director with any questions.
Adult Program Terms
Please carefully read these policies prior to submitting your registration. Contact our Education Director with any questions.
Payment & Refund Policy:
- Online payments can be made via the following credit or debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover
- Those who opt to “pay later” at registration must submit payment at least 2 days prior to a workshop to be guaranteed their spot.
- Full tuition refunds minus a $5 administrative fee are guaranteed up to 7 days prior to a workshop.
- A 50% tuition refund is guaranteed up to 3 days prior to a workshop.
- No tuition refund is given for participant cancellations within 2 days of a workshop or for failure to attend a workshop.
- A full tuition refund will be given in the event Wright-Locke Farm cancels a workshop.
Photo & Video Policy:
- The Conservancy may take photos and digital video footage of activities throughout the educational program season for record keeping and publicity purposes. Participant names are never used in connection with these photos or videos.
Liability Statement (Permission for the Conservancy to handle emergencies):
- I realize injuries can occur from participation in Farm programs. I hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify, and agree to hold harmless the Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy, Inc., their Board of Directors, instructors, or assignees, and the Town of Winchester from any claim arising out of injury to myself. Should I be taken to the hospital for emergency purposes, I hereby grant permission to the attending physician and staff to administer anesthesia, medical, X-ray, and surgical procedures as may be deemed necessary or advisable.
– Fall 2018 –
• Orcharding Workshop
Fall Home Orchard Care
Have you ever thought about planting fruit trees at your home?
Would you enjoy being able to pick ripe peaches off of a fruit tree in your own backyard?
Maybe you like to climb trees!
Well then, you should join us for an exciting workshop on Home Orchard Care!
Expert pomologists Edgar Foudray and Liz Jaeger of Stone Pome Tree Co. and Salt Marsh Farm will teach us all about the organic approach to growing fruit trees in the home orchard. This will be a fun and educational workshop appropriate for people of all ages. We will talk about thousands of varieties of Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums…you name it! Plus, we will learn about pruning, spraying, fertilizing, and harvesting fruit from trees of all sizes. All you have to do is come with an open mind!
• Spoon Carving
Back by popular demand!! If you missed it this summer, here’s another chance to learn how to make your own wooden spoon!
Offered by Alyssa Pitman of Spire Woodshop, this course is designed for beginners and will cover:
- wood anatomy
- axing out a spoon blank from a tree or tree branch
- knife holds and techniques
- basic sharpening skills
- drying and finishing
Each student will walk away with their very own spoon as well as sand paper and a food safe oil/beeswax blend for finishing.
Saturday, October 27th from 1-4pm.
Cost: $65 (includes all materials).
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Stay tuned! More upcoming workshops will be listed soon!Other summer programs may include the following subjects: organic gardening and composting, “Forest Bathing”, seasonal edible and medicinal plant foraging, edible mushroom cultivation, raising backyard chickens and honey bees, wreath making, and culinary skills workshops emphasizing healthy meal preparation and food preservation using local and seasonal foods.
Email FarmEd@wlfarm.org with questions or for more information.
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