Land’s Sake Earth Day Celebrations – Saturday, April 24
Last year, Earth Day celebrated 50 years, and Land’s Sake, Weston’s beloved community farm, celebrated its 40th birthday. Sadly, all in-person celebrations were canceled due to the pandemic, though the Wes-TEN focused on these milestones–you can see that show here. This year, Land’s Sake will celebrate its 41st birthday by hosting Earth Day celebrations this Saturday, April 24 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Many activities are planned including garden clean-up and “rock harvesting” which sound suspiciously like Tom Sawyer moments. Kids of all ages can participate in scavenger hunts and visit with all the farm animals. The farmstand will be open for shopping. Tours will include visits to the arboretum trees on the property, including the unusual deciduous conifers dawn redwoods, and golden larches. There is a lot of fun to be had by all, as well as some learning opportunities and bunny time.
Here is the list of what’s happening:
- Community Farm Activities for all ages
- Herb Garden & Perennial pollinator Garden clean-up & transplant project
- Rock Harvesting & Painting
- Education Garden Discovery Scavenger Hunt & Animal Visits!
- Forestry Info & Tree Specimen Walks (meet golden larches and dawn redwoods, magnolias and cherries!)
- Compost Info & Demonstration
- Meet new Farm Manager Brendan Murtha
- Farmstand will be open & Local Artisans will be selling handmade goods
- Learn about our Hunger Relief Partners
- Capital Campaign Info & Tours
- Sign-Ups are available for all things Land’s Sake! Membership, Volunteer, Green Dollars, Veggie & Bread Shares.
For more information about these activities, please see Land’s Sake’s website here.
And because 2021 is what it is, special Covid rules do apply:
- Socially distanced education stations & waiting areas
- Limiting 12-15 people at a station at a time outdoors in activities or tours
- Online timed sign-ups per family in advance (as of publishing time, the 10 am-11 am slot was filled)
- Online sales available for customers for “express lane” service
- Staff will comply with safety guidelines of sanitation & health, and sanitation stations will be throughout the event, and at the restrooms
- Visitors will be required to comply with safety guidelines. Staff & Visitors will be required to wear masks at all times.
- No food or drinks will be served on-site
The fine print:
- This event is outdoors so please dress accordingly
- If the parking lot is full, parking is available across the street at the Community Center and the Weston Public Library.
Any questions about the event can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.