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.
–SPRING & SUMMER 2021 –
Guided Walks with naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell
Walks typically meet rain or shine. Children ages 10+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult. All participants must wear a mask.
Summer Solstice Celebration
Friday, June 18th from 9:30am-12pm
Summer arrives with the summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year and the day when the midday sun reaches its highest point in the sky. The summer solstice occurs this year on Sunday, June 20, but we’ll celebrate on the 18th with a nature walk through the farm and forest to enjoy the beauty of the natural world. The walk will focus on plant identification, plus fun and interesting natural history about past and present human uses as well as tales and legends about the plants we see. We’ll also celebrate the season with a little poetry and solstice lore. Cost: $30 per person. Click here to register.
Tree ID Workshop
“I think that I shall never see/ A poem lovely as a tree.” The trees of New England are both beautiful and an essential part of our landscape. This course will introduce you to approximately a dozen common trees of New England, emphasizing tree identification as well as natural history. Cost: $30 per person. Click on a date below to register.
Learn to Grow Dahlias: A seasonal overview with Yankee Dahlia Society
Tuesday June 15th from 6:30-8pm via Zoom
Curious about growing dahlias and want to know how you can enjoy their beautiful late summer and fall blooms in your own garden? Learn from Misty Florez and Carol Palmer, Co-Presidents of Yankee Dahlia Society, how to plant and care for your dahlias and what to do at the end of the season. Misty and Carol will take you through the dahlia growing season from spring to first frost, sharing tips and best practices you can use to successfully grow these beautiful flowers yourself. There will be a question and answer time after the presentation.
Cost is $25.00/person and registration includes a pre-sprouted dahlia plant to be picked up at the farm prior to the class.
Space is limited. Click here to register!
Yankee Dahlia Society is a club based in Massachusetts to promote the growing and enjoyment of dahlias, supporting growers in New England and connecting with growers around the world. Check out the club website and social media pages (@YankeeDahliaSociety) to learn more.
Build a Birdhouse!
Saturday, June 12th, 10am-12pm
Join us for a workshop in which we’ll assemble Beneficial Birdhouses and learn about birds that are good to have around for farms and gardens. During the workshop, you’ll assemble 2 kits, one for you to take home and one for the farm to keep to attract birds to help with pests.
The cost is $35 person and includes guided instruction for a bird box kit that you can assemble and take home. Appropriate for ages 12 and up (anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult). Masks are required.
Space is limited! Click here to register.
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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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