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 2021 –
*A Few Spaces Still Available*
Maple Sugaring with “Boot” Boutwell
Late winter in New England often features cold nights and warmer days, providing ideal conditions for the “running of the sap” in our sugar maples. This sap is vital to the health of the tree and has also created economic opportunities for local farmers who harvest the sap and boil it down to produce maple syrup. Join us at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester where we’ll take a close look at some majestic maple trees, identify the various species, and taste sap right from the bucket. We’ll talk about the history of maple sugaring and discuss just how we get syrup from sap. We’ll conclude by boiling down a small amount of sap so we can watch it turn into syrup. In a blind taste test, we’ll see who can tell the difference between real 100% maple syrup and a typical “pancake and waffle syrup” made mostly of corn syrup.
Space is limited. Masks are required. Children ages 10+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult. Cost is $30. To register, click on a date.
Saturday, February 20th, 1-3pm — SOLD OUT
Monday, March 1st, 9:30-11:30am — SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 6th, 1-3pm — SOLD OUT
Monday, March 8th, 9:30-11:30am — SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 13th, 1-3pm — SOLD OUT
Welcome Spring! An Equinox Celebration with “Boot” Boutwell
Friday, March 19th from 10am-12pm
March 20th marks The Vernal Equinox, so March 19th marks the last full day of Winter, when we can say, “tomorrow, Spring will be here!” Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. In New England, the weather begins to moderate, the first flowers are already poking their heads above ground, and of course the days are getting longer. We’ll celebrate the Vernal Equinox by heading out into Wright-Locke Farm and the surrounding conservation area in search of signs of spring. We’ll begin with a little poetry and solstice lore, but the focus will be on plant ID as well as fun and interesting natural history. Children ages 10 and older are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult. Cost is $25 per person. Masks are required.
Click here to register.
Garden Planning (online)
Snow may be on the ground and a chill still in the air, but it’s time to think about what you’ll be growing this season! Join Wright-Locke’s Farmer Adrienne and Education Director Erika for an introduction to garden planning–considerations, space, options, crops, and more. We’ll cover the basics to get help you get started. Cost: $20 per person.
Wednesday, March 3rd, from 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom. 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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