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 –
Guided Winter Walk
Join Naturalist Boot Boutwell for a hike at beautiful Wright-Locke Farm as we breathe in the winter air, take a look at the plants in their winter form, keep our eyes open for animal tracks, and just enjoy the beauty of nature in winter. We’ll focus on plant ID as well as fun and interesting natural history about the plants we see. We’ll conclude our hike with a fire, if conditions allow, and a warm beverage. Children ages 10+ and up are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult. Masks are required. Cost is $25 per person. Register by clicking a date below:
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. Four separate sessions offered. To register, click on a date.
Mushroom Growing 101 with Elizabeth Almeida, Owner of Fat Moon Mushrooms *New Dates*
Join us for a 3-part, online course and grow your own organic, culinary mushrooms with support from Mushroom Farmer Elizabeth Almeida. In one week, you will witness the grow block “blossom” into 2 – 3 pounds of mushrooms! Class includes a 10 pound shiitake grow block (more than twice the size of the grow blocks found in retail stores), three hours of online class with Farmer Elizabeth, and an 8oz bag of mushrooms to enjoy. In addition to Q&A about your grow blocks, the classes will include information about the life cycle of mushrooms, interesting facts about the variety in the fungus kingdom, and culinary tips to maximize flavor and nutrition of your mushrooms. Bring your questions and dive into the fascinating world of mycology.
Class 1: Saturday, February 13th, 9:30 – 10:30am
Class 2: Wednesday, February 17th, 6 – 7pm
Class 3: Saturday, February 20th, 9:30 – 10:30am
Click on one of the links below to register.
Standard Package: $75 per person and includes the kit (which yields 2-3 pounds of mushrooms), 3 hours of instruction and guidance, and an 8oz bag of mushrooms to enjoy.
Premium Package: $100 includes all of the above Standard Package plus an additional oyster mushroom block.
Supply kits will be available for pickup at Wright-Locke Farm on February 11 and 12. **Please note: If you are purchasing as a gift for someone you must send their name and email address to FarmEd@wlfarm.org so that we can get them important information about the class. Thank you!
Email FarmEd@wlfarm.org with any questions.
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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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