Calendar

Forest Management at Memorial Forest

April 1, 2017 10:00am to 11:30am

Location:

Memorial Forest, Sudbury

Leader:

Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director

Price:

Free

Join Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director, for a walk through parts of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest that have recently undergone restoration efforts, including tree thinning. Learn why SVT embarked on this project, which species it will affect, and how the forest will rejuvenate as a result.

Weekday Walk at Turenne Wildlife Habitat

April 6, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

Turenne Wildlife Habitat, Southborough

Leader:

Chelsea Polevy, Regional Conservation Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Enjoy a guided walk through dry woodlands with rocky outcrops and oak, hickory, white birch, white pine trees. A particular highlight of this property is the bird garden that SVT transformed from a messy tangle of invasive plants to a diverse mix of native wildflowers and shbrubs that attract birds and butterflies. 

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

Weekday Walk at Williams Woods in Grafton

April 13, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

Williams Woods, Grafton

Leader:

Emily Anderson, Community Engagement Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Visit Williams Woods in Grafton, conservation land owned and maintained by the Grafton Land Trust. Grafton is a lovely New England town with beautiful woodlands, many of which were farmlands in centuries gone by. Emily Anderson, SVT's Community Outreach Coordinator and MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member has been assisting the Grafton Land Trust and is pleased to share this local natural resource with you.

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

An Ecology Tour of Cowassock Woods

April 15, 2017 10:00am to 11:30am

Location:

Cowassock Woods, Framingham/Ashland

Leader:

Laura Mattei, SVT Director of Stewardship

Price:

Free

Do you live near SVT's Cowassock Woods and Ashland Town Forest? We invite you to join SVT's Director of Stewardship, Laura Mattei, on a guided ecology tour of these trails, protected by SVT in 1984. This lovely woodland with granite caves and stone walls has a fascinating history all its own. You will also learn more about the stewardship efforts SVT has taken to help rejevunate portions of the forest, and keep it healthy for the surrounding area. 

 

Woodcock Walk

April 20, 2017 6:45pm to 8:30pm

Location:

Greenways Conservation Area, Wayland

Leader:

Michele Grzenda, Weston Conservation Administrator

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Enjoy the sunset while listening and watching for the incredible American woodcock flight. SVT maintains a meadow at Greenways that provides the perfect habitiat for the males' unusual springtime courtship ritual. Led by Michele Grzenda, Weston Conservation Administrator.

Family Tree ID Walk at The Discovery Museums (School Vacation Week)- Note time change

April 21, 2017 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location:

The Discovery Museums, Acton

Leader:

Emily Anderson, Community Engagement Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

SVT's Emily Anderson will be at the Discovery Museums to lead a nature walk for visitors to the museums. Walk along the trail and learn how to identify trees, looking for clues in their bark, leaves, and shape. Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land, owned and maintained by the Town of Acton, offers a hilly and rocky trail that winds through the woods. This walk is free with admission to The Discovery Museums.

Please note: The time of this walk has been changed from 10:00 am (listed in print calendar) to 1:00 pm

Morning Walk at Sawink Farm

April 22, 2017 10:00am to 11:30am

Location:

Sawink Farm, Northborough/Westborough

Leader:

Emily Anderson, Community Engagement Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Enjoy a springtime walk on conserved land that was once a typical New England farm, with pasture land and subsistence farmland.

Leashed and friendly dogs welcome. Please let us know in the comments if you are bringing along your four-legged friend.

National Volunteer Week! Framingham Neighborhood Roadside Cleanup

April 23, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

Framingham

Leader:

Lisa Long. Land Stewardship Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

SVT Members and Framingham Residents want to join together to clean up the roadsides of Framingham. Details and locations are still being determined. If you are interested in participating, please register and we will notify you of the details as soon as they are available.

ArtVenture Watercolor Workshop Session 2- Program Full

April 25, 2017 10:15am

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader:

Cecilia Sharma

Price:

$140 ($90 for SVT members)

Learn step by step instructions and techniques to make your paintings come alive. The six-week watercolor workshop will introduce you to materials as well as the spontaneity and fluidity of the medium by laying a wash, color mixing, creating textures and highlights, building glazes and palette design. Materials not included. 

Program runs 6 weeks, Tuesdays, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm, April 25 - May 30
  
Instructor Cecilia Sharma is an award-winning designer and artist and conducts art workshops on Landscape, Floral, and Still-life. She inspires, motivates and teaches the fundamental principals of painting and allows students to develop their own personal style.

This program is now full. 

National Volunteer Week! Buckthorn Pull at Memorial Forest, Sudbury

April 25, 2017 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:

Memorial Forest, Sudbury

Leader:

Lisa Long. Land Stewardship Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Invasive plants take over and crowd out native species, diminishing the diversity of plant life needed for a heathy forest and wildlife population. Roll up your sleeves and help combat the glossy buckthorn in Memorial Forest. Hand tools will be provided. This work is physical, but very satisfying!

National Volunteer Week! Buckthorn Pull at Gowings Swamp, Concord

April 26, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

Gowing's Swamp, Concord

Leader:

Lisa Long. Land Stewardship Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Invasive plants take over and crowd out native species, diminishing the diversity of plant life needed for a heathy forest and wildlife population. We have a multi-pronged 3-year project to control invasive species at Gowing's Swamp.

Be part of the solution and help combat the glossy buckthorn at Gowing's Swamp. Hand tools will be provided. 

National Volunteer Week! Ciesluk and Garfield Woods Trail Day

April 29, 2017 9:00am

Location:

Ciesluk Forest and Garfield Woods

Leader:

Dan Stimson, SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship

Price:

Free

Help prepare the trails at our newest conservation land!

More details to come...

Volunteer Workday: Garlic Mustard Pull

May 3, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader:

Laura Mattei, SVT Director of Stewardship

Price:

Free

Please come help us eradicate garlic mustard from the woods at Wolbach Farm. This invasive plant is particularly noxious because it disrupts soil microbial processes in addition to displacing native plants. We have been making great progress. You are welcome to attend all or part of this workday.

Weekday Walk at Mount Pisgah

May 4, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

Mount Pisgah, Berlin

Leader:

Emily Anderson, Community Engagement Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

The Mount Pisgah complex of lands is a region including parts of Boylson, Berlin, Bolton, and Northborough. The land is wild, rural, and quiet, with few roads through the surrounding area. Along with an extensive trail system, several beautiful vistas provide looks at the surrounding landscape. This walk will guide participants up a trail to a lovely lookout.

Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Please let us know in the comments if you are bringing along your four-legged friend.

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

National Volunteer Week! Spring Garden Cleanup at Wolbach Farm

May 5, 2017 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader:

Christa Collins, SVT Director of Land Protection

Price:

Free

Help us ready the garden for the upcoming growing season! Rake leaves, clear out dead vegetation, pick up brush and branches around the grounds. Please bring workgloves if you have them. 

Date change: This project has been rescheduled from April 27 to May 5. 

Paddle to Cedar Swamp Pond

May 6, 2017 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location:

Sudbury River, Hopkinton

Leader:

Jim Lagerbom and Simon Vos, SVT Volunteers

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Enjoy this paddle to where the Sudbury River begins, Cedar Swamp Pond. Follow experienced leaders Jim Lagerbom and Simon Vos on twists and turns through narrow stretches of the Sudbury River until you reach the breathtaking headwaters. Bring your own boat (kayak or canoe) and PFD (required). Smaller boats recommended. For experienced paddlers only. 

 

Permaculture at Stearns Farm

May 6, 2017 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location:

Stearns Farm, Framingham

Leader:

Andrew Whittaker of Green Abundance by Design

Price:

$15 ($5 for SVT members)

Looking through the lens of permaculture we can shape our landscapes into healthy, productive, and regenerative ecosystems for humans and wildlife. In this workshop, Andrew Whittaker of Green Abundance by Design will discuss the core principals found within permaculture and designing and managing our gardens and landscapes more in harmony with nature. Edible forest gardening, annual kitchen gardens, and the permaculture elements found at Stearns Farm will be topics of discussion. Participants will take a short walk around the farm.

Green Abundance By Design is a Permaculture design and edible landscaping business founded by Framingham resident Andrew Whittaker. As a Permaculture designer and gardener, Andrew is working towards bringing edible landscapes to the Metrowest area including Framingham’s first Public Edible Forest Garden at Edwards Church. More information on Green Abundance By Design can be found at: www.greenabundancebydesign.com

Space is limited; registration required. Discounted fee of $5 for Stearns Farm sharers and SVT members. Stearns Farm sharers, choose "YES" for "I am an SVT Member" and include "Stearns Farm" in the comments to receive member rate.

Co-sponsored by Stearns Farm CSA

Stearns Farm CSA is a sustainable all natural farm providing locally grown food in Framingham. Offering both summer and winter shares. Stearns Farm is located on conservation land donated to Sudbury Valley Trustees in 1975. 

Family Tree ID Walk at The Discovery Museums

May 7, 2017 9:30am to 10:30am

Location:

Great Hill, Acton

Price:

Free

SVT's Emily Anderson will be at the Discovery Museums to lead a nature walk for visitors to the museums. Walk along the trail and learn how to identify trees, looking for clues in their bark, leaves, and shape. Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land, owned and maintained by the Town of Acton, offers a hilly and rocky trail that winds through the woods. This walk is free with admission to The Discovery Museums.

Morning Bird Walk

May 9, 2017 7:00am to 9:00am

Location:

Memorial Forest, Sudbury

Leader:

Andy Magee, SVT Board Member

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Join avid birder and SVT Board Member Andy Magee for an early morning walk to look and listen for birds when they are most active. Binoculars and bird books encouraged. New birders welcome! (Photo of Eastern Phoebe by Craig Smith)

Whip-poor-will Walk

May 10, 2017 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Memorial Forest, Sudbury

Leader:

Laura Mattei, SVT Director of Stewardship

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Join Laura Mattei, SVT's Director of Stewardship, on an evening walk to listen for whip-poor-wills at Memorial Forest and the Desert Natural Area. These rare birds are more likely to be heard with the light of the full moon. Learn about the habitat and ecology of pitch pine-scrub oak barrens and how SVT is restoring this unique habitat.

 

Weekday Walk at Sweetwilliam Farm CR in Upton

May 11, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

Sweetwilliam Farm CR, Upton

Leader:

Chelsea Polevy, Regional Conservation Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Conservation land abutting a sustainble flower farm, Five Forks Farm. SVT worked with the Town of Upton to see that this spectacular property was saved and maintained as both open space and active farmland. 

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

Hiking Beautiful Billerica

May 13, 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

SVT's Ralph Hill and Vietnam Veterans Park, Billerica

Leader:

Marlies Henderson, SVT Walk Leader

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Join experienced guide Marlies Henderson to explore Vietnam Veterans Park and SVT’s Ralph Hill. This scenic property straddles the Concord River and highlights Billerica’s most diverse natural environments.

Beer in the Barn

May 13, 2017 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Price:

Free

SVT members are invited to a beer tasting in the barn at Wolbach Farm. Enjoy a sampling of beers from local craft breweries, including Navigation Brewing Co. in Lowell.

This Member-Guest event is part of SVT's 2017 Membership Drive. Help us spread the word about our conservation work. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to learn more about SVT and become members for themselves. 

This event is free of charge, but admission does have a "price." Each member who wants to attend must bring a non-member guest. Non-members are not admitted unless accompanied by a member. Please register each attendee by clicking "Add Guest" on the registration form. Register by May 10.

Raise a glass to conservation and help SVT grow! 

Image: Navigation Brewing Co.

 

Bird Walk at Mainstone Farm

May 17, 2017 7:00am to 9:00am

Location:

Mainstone Farm and Hamlen Woods, Wayland

Leader:

Norman Levey, SVT Volunteer

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Mainstone Farm’s open spaces and woodlands are teeming with birds! Take a walk with birder Norman Levey and see which resident and migrating birds are singing. Binoculars and bird books encouraged. New birders welcome! (Photo of Baltimore oriole by Craig Smith)

Weekday Walk: Acton Arboretum and Donald CR

May 18, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

Acton Arboretum, Acton

Leader:

Chelsea Polevy, Regional Conservation Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

With both cultivated gardens and woodland trails, the Acton Arboretum is a beautiful local resource! Donald CR is conserved land that abuts the Arboretum. This time of year, their special lilac collection should be in bloom!

Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Please let us know in the comments if you are bringing along your four-legged friend.

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

 

Star Watch at Wolbach Farm

May 19, 2017 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location:

Wolbach Farm

Leader:

Skylight Astronomical Society of Stow

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

The Skylight Astronomical Society of Stow returns to share their techology and knowledge of the night sky. You will have the opportunity to go between a variety of telescopes set up in the field at Wolbach Farm. Last year we were able to see the rings of Saturn and distant galaxies!

Light refreshments served in the barn.

Hidden Treasures: Visit to the Heron Rookery

May 20, 2017 10:00am to 11:30am

Location:

Lyons-Cutler Reservation, Sudbury

Leader:

Norman Levey, SVT Volunteer

Price:

Free

As part of Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area’s “Hidden Treasures,” visit the heron rookery at SVT’s Lyons-Cutler Reservation. In May, fledglings can often be seen! Bring binoculars for best viewing. Birder and nature videographer Norman Levey leads the way! (Photo by Norman Levey)

A Walk by the River: Conservation and Water Quality

May 21, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:

Elliott Concord River Preserve, Carlisle

Leader:

Lisa Long, SVT Land Stewardship Coordinator, and Alison Field-Juma, Executive Director OARS

Price:

Free

Join SVT MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Member Lisa Long and OARS Executive Director Alison Field-Juma to walk the trails and enjoy the views at SVT's Elliott Concord River Preserve in Carlisle. Learn more about how land conservation impacts water quality and wildlife habitats along the river. This portion of the Concord River has been federally designated Wild and Scenic.

Stories from Memorial Forest

May 25, 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location:

Memorial Forest and the Desert Natural Area, Sudbury

Leader:

Tom McGowan, SVT Preserve Steward

Price:

Free

Explore the trails of SVT's Memorial Forest and the Desert Natural Area with Property Steward Tom McGowan as he shares interesting (and surprising!) stories of the property and its unusual uses before it became conservation land. Attendees will also learn about current restoration efforts and the future of the wildlife habitat.

Thoreau's Bog

June 3, 2017 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:

Gowing's Swamp, Concord

Leader:

Cherrie Corey, Naturalist

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

To celebrate the year of Henry David Thoreau’s Bicentennial, visit Gowing’s Swamp, a rare bog in Concord that was beloved and deeply observed by the author. Local naturalist, Cherrie Corey will begin with an introduction to the landscape’s ecology and history. Along the trail, she will share highlights of the topography and its wild inhabitants and interpret the bog from several vantage points, including little-known vistas of ”Thoreau’s Bog,” the open sphagnum mat within the larger bog where Thoreau focused his studies.  (Photo by Cherrie Corey)
 

Deer Ecology in the Suburbs

June 6, 2017 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader:

Susan McCarthy, Wildlife Biologist, Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Wildlife biologist Susan McCarthy discusses deer in our suburban woodlands and their impacts on the health of the forest.

Habitat Walk at Greenways: Birds, Bees & More

June 8, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location:

Greenways Conservation Area, Wayland

Leader:

Lisa Long. Land Stewardship Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Greenways Conservation Area was conserved by SVT and the Town of Wayland in 1995. Tour the property and learn more about land management strategies, including restoring a pollinator meadow, that SVT employs to keep the land healthy and alive with wildlife!

Photo by Terri Ackerman

Foraging at Stearns Farm

June 14, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:

Stearns Farm, Framingham

Leader:

Rachel Goclawski

Price:

$15 ($5 for SVT members)

Join foraging expert Rachel Goclawski on a walk to collect wild plants and learn how to prepare and preserve them. Rachel will also focus on how to forage safely and sustainably. Registration required.

Space is limited; registration required. Discounted fee of $5 for Stearns Farm sharers and SVT members. Stearns Farm sharers, choose "YES" for "I am an SVT Member" and include "Stearns Farm" in the comments to receive member rate.

Co-sponsored by Stearns Farm CSA. 

Stearns Farm CSA is a sustainable all natural farm providing locally grown food in Framingham. Offering both summer and winter shares. Stearns Farm is located on conservation land donated to Sudbury Valley Trustees in 1975. 

Weekday Walk at O'Brien Farm in Westford

June 15, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

O'Brien Farm, Westford

Leader:

Chelsea Polevy, Regional Conservation Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

O’Brien Farm is a step back into history with an 18th century barn, classic rock walls, and a streetscape reminiscent of the 1880s.  Located on “Scenic” Vose Road, it hosts a variety of habitats, including open meadows, forested uplands, a wooded swamp, marshlands, and perennial Pond Brook. This property was permanently conserved by SVT and the Town of Westford.

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

A Literary Paddle Along the Concord River

June 18, 2017 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Location:

Concord River

Leader:

Ron McAdow, Author and Former SVT Executive Director

Price:

Free

As part of the Thoreau Bicentennial and the annual RiverFest celebration, participate in a marvelous experience led by author Ron McAdow. At some of the Concord River’s most famous landmarks, paddlers will pause to hear Ron read excerpts from the remarkably rich literature the river has inspired. Bring your own boat (kayak or canoe) and PFD (required). Boat launches will begin at 3:30 pm so that we can begin the program at 4:00 pm. The group will return to the landing at about 6:00.

Ron McAdow is the former Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees, and author of the book "The Concord Sudbury and Assabet Rivers: A Guide to Canoeing, Wildlife and History."

Weekday Walk at Whitehall Woods in Hopkinton

June 22, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

Whitehall Woods, Hopkinton

Leader:

Lisa Long. Land Stewardship Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

SVT's newest reservation is nestled between Whitehall State Park and Upton State Forest. Conserving this land provides an important habitat "buffer" to the many wildlife that live in this area. SVT and the Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) have improved the trail system so come out and enjoy the new trails! 

Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Please let us know in the comments if you are bringing along your four-legged friend.

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

Habitat Walk at Wolbach: Birds, Bees & More

June 24, 2017 10:00am to 11:30am

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader:

Emily Anderson, Community Engagement Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Tour the trails and gardens of Wolbach Farm and learn about the new pollinator garden, bee hotel, and other efforts underway to support pollinator migration along the Sudbury River. All ages welcome!

Fermentation

June 24, 2017 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader:

Melanie Hardy, Stearns Farm CSA Farmer

Price:

$15 ($5 for SVT members)

Stearns farmer Melanie Hardy has been fermenting vegetables for as long as she's been farming! Fermenting vegetables is a good way to extend their life and add to their nutritional value. Come learn about the basic science of fermentation and then use some fresh make your own jar of fermented goodies to take home. We will also make a community batch of "spicy ginger kraut" to divide and take home. 

 Please bring two quart sized jars, a knife that is appropriate for chopping vegetables, and a cutting board. Vegetables and other ingredients and materials will be provided. This program will be held in the kitchen at Wolbach Farm and outside, weather permitting.

Discounted fee of $5 for Stearns Farm sharers and SVT members. Stearns Farm sharers, choose "YES" for "I am an SVT Member" and include "Stearns Farm" in the comments to receive member rate.

Space is limited to 10 participants; registration required.

Co-sponsored by Stearns Farm CSA

Full Moon Paddle

July 8, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Lake Whitehall, Hopkinton

Leader:

Simon Vos and Jim Lagerbom, SVT Volunteers

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Whitehall Reservoir in Hopkinton is a very clean and serene lake, shallow and easy to maneuver. Paddle around and explore some of the many small islands found in the lake by the light of the full moon. The area teems with wildlife! Since this is a night-time paddle, experienced paddlers only. BYOB (Bring your own boat) PFDs required. 

Bees, Birds, & Butterflies in the Garden

July 19, 2017 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:

McAuliffe Branch Library, Framingham

Leader:

Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director

Price:

Free

Learn more about attracting pollinators to your garden with Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director. Using a stunning collection of photographs, Lisa will introduce some of the many winged creatures that benefit from nature-based gardening, and she will provide tips for increasing wildlife sightings.

Co-sponsored by Stearns Farm CSA.

Stearns Farm CSA is a sustainable all natural farm providing locally grown food in Framingham. Offering both summer and winter shares. Stearns Farm is located on conservation land donated to Sudbury Valley Trustees in 1975. 

Cut Flower Basics

August 19, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:

Stearns Farm, Framingham

Leader:

Melanie Hardy, Stearns Farmer

Price:

$15 ($5 for SVT members)

Flower and vegetable farmer Melanie Hardy will lead a tour through the Stearns Farm pick-your-own flower field, and share her favorite annual cut flower varieties. Learn the basics of flower cutting and proper harvesting methods. Participants will also make a large “farm style” bouquet to take home. Dress in "gardening" clothes and bring clippers and a large jar or vase for transporting flowers.

Space is limited; registration required. Discounted fee of $5 for Stearns Farm sharers and SVT members. Stearns Farm sharers, choose "YES" for "I am an SVT Member" and include "Stearns Farm" in the comments to receive member rate.

Co-sponsored by Stearns Farm CSA. 

Stearns Farm CSA is a sustainable all natural farm providing locally grown food in Framingham. Offering both summer and winter shares. Stearns Farm is located on conservation land donated to Sudbury Valley Trustees in 1975.