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 the kitchen 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.
– WINTER 2020 –
Garden Bulb Forcing Workshop
Tuesday, January 21st, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Jenks Center in Winchester
Do you enjoy the uplifting show of spring bulbs every year? If so, get a jump on the season and “force” bulbs to light up your indoor garden this winter. Forcing refers to tricking bulbs to bloom out of season, indoors by providing them with favorable conditions for growing. Learn to plant bulbs, such as paper white narcissus and amaryllis, indoors with the instruction of Ferris Donham.
Cost (including all materials) is $35. Click here to register.
Valentine’s Wreath-Making with Ferris Donham
Tuesday, February 11th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Jenks Center in Winchester.
Join us at the Jenks Center in downtown Winchester for a Valentine’s Wreath-Making Workshop with Ferris Donham. Learn to create and assemble your own unique wreath using local, natural materials. Registration is required and space is limited.
Cost (including all materials) is $35. Click here to register.
MENDING WORKSHOP SERIES with Karen Bellacosa
At the Jenks Center in Winchester
Saturdays, January 11, February 8, March 14
from 9:30am – 12pm
Extend the life of your favourite clothes by learning how to repair things yourself! It’s satisfying, creatively empowering, saves money and is very good for the planet.
Based on the positive feedback from our Jeans Mending class last winter, we decided to expand the workshop to include other clothing and offer them in a small series–so you can come to just one or to all three. Each workshop will start with instruction in a couple of basic techniques to get you started and no matter what your experience you can get expert advice to give you the confidence to tackle your own projects once you get home. A small sewing kit will be available for $10.00 extra or you can bring your own if you have one.
We hope you’ll join us this winter. Sitting, talking and sewing together is a lovely way to spend a morning and a great way to meet new friends! Warm beverages and delicious snacks will also be provided.
Cost: $20 per workshop
March 14th–CANCELED (will be rescheduled to a later date)
Instructor Karen Bellacosa has been sewing and making things since she was four years old, has worked in the fashion industry for over thirty years and has made it her mission in life to teach that mending a garment makes it especially unique, beautiful and worthwhile.
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Stay tuned! More upcoming workshops may be listed soon! Other 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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