June 2011    

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Table of Contents
Upcoming WFCF Events
Upcoming Events
Wish List
Volunteer on the Farm
Bike Tune-Up Benefit at Waltham Farmers' Market
Benefit Concert CD for Sale!
Summer Youth Programs in the Learning Garden
Hyatt Volunteer Group Spotlight

Potluck and Stargazing w/ Astronomer and WFCF member Andrew West


Wed., June 29


At the Farm

240 Beaver St.


Potluck to start at 8pm with stargazing to follow after dark.


Bring a dish to share

FREE Event

All are welcome!


There will be a telescope for viewing, but feel free to bring your own if you have one!

Breakfast on the Farm
Sat., July 16


At the Farm

240 Beaver St.


Featuring farm fresh recipes prepared by chef Joh Kokubo of Kitchen on Common restaurant. 


Bring a blanket or chairs and your friends! 




This event is part of Waltham Historic Days




Kids Day at the Union Sq. Farmers' Market 

Sat., June 25


Union Sq., Somerville


FREE Event

All are welcome!


Click here for details

Strawberry Fete 
Thurs., June 30


Historic Gore Place



Food, music and art show to benefit Boston Area Gleaners (BAG). 


$25 adult, $10 student, U-13 free 


Email BAG or call 781-894-3212 for more information or to register

Education Supplies: 


Fanny Packs


Dish/Hand Towels


Small drinking cups for kids, made out of reusable/washable plastic




Paint brushes, lg. & sm.


Air Popper for popcorn



Farm Supplies:


Clean 5-gallon buckets w/ lids, food grade


55-gallon barrels w/ lids



Office Supplies:


Mail Scale







Picnic Tables



A Carpenter for a few hours to erect signage 




Schedule your volunteer group visit today!
Join us for volunteer
drop-in hours
Tues. - Sat.
Click here to see our website with specific dates and age guidelines, as well as a calendar of available dates for group scheduling.



acorn squash celery
 Bike Tune-Ups at Waltham Farmers' Market
to benefit Waltham Fields Community Farm!
This Saturday: June 25, 10am-1pm
 1 Moody St., Waltham

Nathan and Joanna on tandem bike
Nathan Weston (WFCF Board Secretary) and his wife Joanna arrive to the farm in tandem.
Bring your bike to the Waltham Farmers' Market between 10am and 1pm on Saturday and let WFCF Board Member Nathan Weston provide a basic cleaning and adjustment.
Tune-ups are just $20 and all proceeds benefit the farm's  food access  & education programs.


Benefit Concert CD for Sale


Back in December '09, musicians Kris Delmhorst, Tim Gearan, Barry Rothman, Eric Royer and Sean Staples teamed up with farmers Dan Roberts and Amanda Cather to put on a fantastic concert to support Waltham Fields Community Farm's charitable programming.


We're thrilled to present a collection of live tracks from this concert in our new cd - Nourish: Music to Benefit Waltham Fields Community Farm.  Click here to learn more about the performers, see the track list, and find out how you can purchase the cd! 


Benefit Concert Picture
From left to right: Farmers Dan Roberts and Amanda Cather are joined by Kris Delmhorst on fiddle for "Little Birds" 

Summer Youth Programs at WFCF



Join us in the Learning Garden this summer to experience the height of the growing season at Waltham Fields Community Farm! Planting, harvesting, crafts, games, and food preparation are just a few of the many exciting activities we have in store this season!

NEW! Farmer-For-A-Week Summer Program 

For children entering grades 4-6

August 8th-12th
Find out more!

Children's Learning Garden Programs Co-sponsored by the Waltham Recreation Dept.

Two sessions for children entering 1st-3rd grade:

Monday-Thursday, August 1st-4th , 9am-12pm 
Monday-Thursday, August 15th-18th, 9am-12pm  

For more information and registration go to the Waltham Recreation Department website. 

Little Sprouts Family Programs

For children under 4 and their caregivers 


Two sessions Wednesday, July 6th
9am-10:30am or 11am-12:30pm 


Two sessions Friday, August 5th
9am-10:30am or 11am-12:30pm


Join Farm Educator Paula Jordan to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of summer on the farm with activities, crafts, songs, walks, and more! Fee: $10/family. 


To sign up: email Jericho with your name, your child's name and age, phone number, email, and which date/s and time slot/s you plan to attend.

Volunteer Group Spotlight

Hyatt Regency Hotels

Hyatt 1

Hyatt Regency employees work alongside

our farm crew on a beautiful June day!


Hyatt 2
WFCF Education and Volunteer Coordinator, Jericho Bicknell, points out the weeds to be plucked (and possibly eaten in the case of the lamb's quarters seen here). 


Hyatt 3

Hyatt volunteers smile at the end of a job well done.

Thanks to all those who helped out!


Waltham Fields Community Farm Staff

Claire Kozower, Executive Director

Jericho Bicknell, Education & Volunteer Coordinator 

Amanda Cather, Farm Manager 

Andy Scherer, Field Manager 

Dan Roberts, Field Manager 

Erinn Roberts, Greenhouse/Field Manager
Marla Rhodes, Development Coordinator
Deb Guttormsen, Bookkeeper & Tech Coordinator

Assistant Growers/Farmers in Training:
Larisa Jacobson and Lauren Weinberg
Farm Crew:
Rachel Dutton, Andy Friedberg, Courney Giancaterino, Rachel Kaplan, Shira Tiffany, Laura Van Tassel
Learning Garden Educators:
Marie Benkley, Rebekah Carter, Kristin Cleveland, Dede Dussault, and Paula Jordan
Summer Fellow (from Stanford's Center for Public Service):
Joanna Rosene-Mirvis
240 Beaver St. Waltham, MA 02452 www.communityfarms.org
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