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!

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.

Spring 2018 Programs

 

Guided Bird Walk: Spring Migrants

Join us for a guided walk in May to check out the bird species that might be passing through our fields and woods this spring.  Long-time birder and Mass Audubon instructor Ben Flemer will help us look, listen and identify birds on the farm. Tuesdays, May 8, 15 or 29 from 10:30am-12pm.  $10/person.

To register, select a date:  May 8th, May 15th, May 29th.

Seasonal Stargazing, Led by Joshua Roth, astronomer and teacher

Spring is the season of leaping lions and high-flying dippers; for glittering star clusters and ghostly galaxies; for migrating songbirds and scurrying skunks. We’ll learn about the constellations and the celestial causes of the seasons. We’ll learn about using and shopping for a first telescope. We’ll learn how to read star charts. And then – weather permitting – we’ll get to know the starry skies of spring firsthand. NOTE: This program runs rain or shine – there will be several activities indoors if rain or cloud obscure the view. DRESS WARMLY, IN LAYERS, and bring a pair of binoculars if you own one. For teens and up (13+), Friday, May 18, 2018 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. $10/person. Click here to register.

Stay tuned! More upcoming workshops will be listed soon! Other spring programs may include the following subjects: organic gardening and composting, seasonal edible and medicinal plant foraging, edible mushroom cultivation, herbalism, raising backyard chickens and honey bees, spring wreath making, barn yoga, 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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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.