Adult Education Programs

Wright-Locke Farm’s education programs for teens and adults are a great way 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) 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 growing season!

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for workshops is required. If you can no longer attend a workshop for which you are registered, the Farm will refund your tuition fee until 10 days prior to a program. No refunds are provided within 10 days of a workshop.

Instructions for Adult Program Registration
We have a new and improved online registration system set up for all Wright-Locke Farm program and event sign ups. In order to register for education programs, you will need to:

1. Create or log into 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. 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.

Spring Programs

Lamb's quarters (Rebekah Carter 2015)Farm Field Foraging Walk: Late Spring

Thursday, June 1 from 6 – 7:30pm at the Farm
REGISTER NOW!

Join Education Director Rebekah Carter to take a stroll around the farm fields and pastures to learn about the many wild edible and medicinal plants that can be commonly found on yards, farms, open lots, and fields throughout eastern Massachusetts and beyond. The program will focus on in-the-field plant identification, edible or medicinal properties, harvesting, and common uses and preparations. Bring a basket/vessel and scissors to collect samples or harvest a bit while you are here! Children ages 8 and up may be registered to attend with an adult! Tuition fee: $10 per person

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Brittney Burgess leading a WLF yoga sessionSpring Yoga Sessions with Brittney Burgess

Summertime Stillness Yoga Workshop
Sunday, June 4 from 4 – 6pm at the Farm
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This workshop will include guided meditation, journaling/inquiry exercises, and an asana practice that begins with a strong vinyasa flow, followed by a period of restorative poses. With a practice designed to balance strength and challenge with rest and ease, students are invited to step away from the external stressors of life in order to move toward creating inner calm and stillness. Spring-inspired herbal iced teas and light, healthy snacks will be served. All levels welcome! Tuition fee: $30 per person

Evening sessions on Tuesdays, June 6 & 20 from 6:30 – 7:30pm and *NEW* morning session on Friday, June 16 from 6 – 7am at the Farm
REGISTER NOW for June 6: Session 3
REGISTER NOW for June 16: Morning Session
REGISTER NOW for June 20: Session 4

Our popular yoga sessions in the historic 1827 Barn are back this spring. Set to the backdrop of the fields, these classes are appropriate for all levels of yoga experience. Local instructor Brittney Burgess will guide students through a vinyasa flow emphasizing a balance of power and flexibility through the dynamic combination of breath and movement.
Tuition fee: $10 per person per session

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Farm pilatesSpring Pilates Sessions with Jennifer Ogonowsky

Mondays, June 5 & 19 from 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Farm
REGISTER NOW for June 5: Session 3
REGISTER NOW for June 19: Session 4

Join local instructor Jennifer Ogonowsky for an hour-long pilates session in the historic 1827 Barn. The class is suitable for all levels (beginner to advanced) and focuses in improving strength, flexibility, toning, and endurance. Set to energizing and inspiring music, each session works the full body, especially the core. Featured movements are low-impact, slow, controlled, and can be modified for each and every person. Tuition fee: $10 per person per session

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Early summer harvest (Rebekah Carter 2014)Early Summer Inspired Culinary Workshop
with Françoise Matte and Cecile Penot-Dietrich
of French in the Kitchen

Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 – 8:30pm
in the kitchen at Saint Eulalia’s Parish

Only 2 spots left! REGISTER NOW!

Join the farm for an early summer-inspired culinary workshop hosted by Françoise Matte and Cecile Penot-Dietrich of French in the Kitchen. Featured dishes prepared by the chefs for the class to enjoy include watermelon gaspacho, fresh herb crusted cod with ratatouille, and a strawberry rhubarb tart. Tuition fee: $45 per person

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Healthy fatsHealthy Fats: Foods for Vitality and Well-Being with Allison Lekstrom

Wednesday, June 14 from 7 – 8:30pm at the Farm
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Though the food and diet industry have maligned fat-rich foods for decades, healthy sources of dietary fat are essential components of any healthy eating plan. Certified nutritional therapist Allison Lekstrom leads this informative workshop discussing the multifaceted role of dietary fat in human health, the best types and sources of such fats, and how eating high-quality fats can actually help you lose weight. Tuition fee: $10 per person

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Sunflower (Rebekah Carter 2015)Summer Solstice Walk with Boot Boutwell

Sunday, June 18 from 1 – 3pm at the Farm
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Join local naturalist Boot Boutwell at Wright-Locke farm in celebrating the approach of the summer solstice, the day when the midday sun reaches it’s highest point in the sky and we have our longest day of the year. We will celebrate the start of the season with solstice history and lore, poetry, a solstice story, and a short ceremony to welcome in the solstice. We’ll then take a leisurely walk through the meadows and woods surrounding the farm to enjoy the beauty of nature. Children ages 8 and up may be registered to attend with an adult! Tuition fee: $10 per person

Roland “Boot” Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches the core course in “Native New England Shrubs” and leads field trips for the New England Wild Flower Society. He is also a part time teacher/naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon society. In addition, he teaches nature programs and leads nature walks for a number of other organizations including: the Appalachian Mountain Club, Arlington Community Education, the Winchester public schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells and numerous other organizations.

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Programs in Partnership with the Jenks Center

  • Jenks Garden Club at the Jenks Center (Tuesday mornings from 9 – 10am or later)
  • Late Spring Wildflower Walk with Boot Boutwell on Wednesday, June 7 from 2 – 4pm
  • Registration for these programs is through the Jenks Center

Summer Programs

  • Hot Water Bath Canning Seasonal Foods Workshops with Education Director Rebekah Carter
  • Summer-inspired Culinary Workshops with Chef Karina Hines and French in the Kitchen
  • Monday Evening Summer Pilates Sessions with Jennifer Ogonowsky
  • Tuesday Morning and Evening Summer Yoga Sessions with Brittney Burgess
  • Culinary Herbalism Workshop with Chef Karina Hines
  • Summer Foraging Walk and Tasting with Russ Cohen
  • Seasonal Flowers Herbalism Workshop with Steph Zabel
  • Fermenting Vegetables Workshop with Education Director Rebekah Carter
  • Summer Flower Arranging with WLF Flower Farmer Ruth Trimarchi
  • Pressure Canning Workshop with Kimi Ceridon
  • Drying and Dehydrating Seasonal Foods Workshop with Education Director Rebekah Carter
  • Day Time Programs in partnership with the Jenks Center

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