If you’re interested in learning more about gardening, healthy living, farming or the natural world, Stearns Farm has a program for you. Join us for a season of health and happiness! See the list of events below, and follow the links to sign up.

MAY 2016

Sunday, May 15 2pm-3pm

The World Under Your Feet

Learn how to think about soil, compost, mulching, and tilling in ways that respect the interactions of all soil and land participants. With retired Stearns Farm CSA manager Kathy Huckins. $5.00 Donation. RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/DclBwlSwvj

Sunday, May 22, 10am-11am

Boston Healing TaoTai Chi & Chi-Kung on the Farm

With Joe Anzalone, adjunct instructor of Tai Chi and Chi Kung at Boston Healing Tao, we will explore the slow, gentle movements of tai chi and chi kung that can revitalize body, mind and spirit. The session is appropriate for adults and children who can follow along and are fit enough to perform playful movements.  $5.00 Donation. RSVP: http://goo.gl/wVuzsV

JUNE 2016

Saturday, June 11, 11am-12pm

All You Need to Know about a Shovel & Hoe

Learn to select, use (ergonomically), maintain and sharpen these two primary gardening tools, and possibly a few others. Bring your shovel or hoe with you! With Brian Huckins of Huckins Forge. $5.00 Donation. RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/GZY5FVGQNZ

Thursday, June 23, 6:30pm -7:30pm

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Learn to prepare farm-fresh, healthy snacks with Chop Chop magazine’s special projects associate, Abby Reich. $5.00 Donation.  RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/cs0mhnpmwj

JULY 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 6pm – 8pm

Foraging at Stearns Farm

Join wild foods expert Rachel Goclawski on a foraging walk to collect wild plants and learn about how to identify, prepare, and preserve them. Price: $20 ($10 for Sudbury Valley Trustees and Stearns Farm members). RSVP to SVT: Register online or call 978-443-5588 X123

Monday, July 18, 6pm-7pm

Ellen SousaCANCELLED Pollinators & Other Beneficial Insects

Habitat garden designer and author Ellen Sousa will talk about pollinators and other flying insects that are essential for growing food and controlling pests. We will walk around the farm to look for some of these beneficial bugs and learn what they need to survive. $5.00 Donation.  RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/Vr6rzmwZep

Wednesday, July 20, 3pm-7pm

Wild & Feed: Collecting & Preparing Wild Edibles

Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a two-hour ramble over local conservation land to learn about at least two dozen edible species, then  relocate to Wolbach Farm in Sudbury to prep, cook, and taste what you have picked along with other foraged dishes. Price: $40 ($30 for Sudbury Valley Trustees and Stearns Farm members). RSVP to SVT: register online or call 978-443-5588 X123

Thursday, July 28, 6:30pm-7:30pm

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Bring a picnic and listen to Elizabeth Fideler, who has been researching and writing a biography of Margaret P. Welch (1893-1984), owner of the Nixon House and the Stearns Farm land who later donated many acres to SVT. Penelope Turton was her companion and caregiver; they were also the co-founders of the Framingham Friends Meeting. Stearns Farm is a “carry in-carry out” farm so plan your picnic accordingly.  $5.00 Donation. RSVP  http://goo.gl/forms/fzkPSXJvLv


Sunday, August 7, 2pm-3pm

CANCELLED Think Like a Plant

Thinking like a plant is a way to look at practical gardening in partnership with all of nature.  With retired Stearns Farm CSA manager Kathy Huckins. $5.00 Donation.

Saturday, August 13th, 5pm-6pm

DSCN2149Stearns Farm Flower Garden Tour

Join Melanie Hardy, Stearns Farm CSA Farmer, for a tour of the flower garden and a flower talk.  $5.00 Donation. RSVP: https://goo.gl/Doi1TQ

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Fueling Your Child For Success

With the school year around the corner, it can be hard to keep kids energized with healthy food. Certified health coach Nicolette Blanco will help you think about your children’s nutrition in a holistic and integrated way to keep them healthy and to improve their mood and concentration. There will be ample time for Q & A, and children are welcome to participate. $5.00 Donation.  RSVP http://goo.gl/que3I4


Thursday, September 8, 6pm-7pm

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Bring a picnic dinner, and learn about sustainable gardening and plants for pollinators from a local expert, Mark Richardson, Horticulture Director, New England Wildflower Association and Garden in the Woods. Stearns Farm is a “carry in-carry out” farm so plan your picnic accordingly.  $5.00 Donation. RSVP: https://goo.gl/Doi1TQ

Saturday, September 24, 10am-11am

Preserving Herbs for Winter Use

Join Sara Abramovitz, who is in charge of the Stearns Farm herb garden, to learn how to harvest and preserve herbs for winter use. Also take home a selection of herbs you harvest along with a wealth of new knowledge to get you started on your own herb gardening journey. Please bring scissors, small ziplock bags, and a sharpie. Sign up information coming soon!


Date To Be Announced

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Join wild foods expert Rachel Goclawski again to forage the fall farm and forest to find wild edibles. More details coming soon!