March 2011    

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Table of Contents
Sprout - April 9th!
CSA Shares for Sale!
Field Volunteering Begins
Spring After School Programs
WFCF Free Soil Habitat Library Program for Ages 6-10 & Caregivers 
Tues, March 22
Waltham Public Library
735 Main St.  


Join one of our farm educators for a fun farm activity and story!


Indoor Winter Farmers' Market

Sat, March 26


Walham Community Center

510 Moody St.


Come visit us at Waltham's first Indoor Winter Market sponsored by WFCF and the Waltham Farmers' Market.   


Four Saturdays

April 16 & 23

May 7 & 14


At the Farm

240 Beaver St.


April 16 & May 14 dates include a perennial sale and swap coordinated by Waltham Fields Board Member, Judy Fallows!


Waltham Fields Community Farm is happy to offer you seedlings for your home garden. Expect cooler weather favorites like lettuce, spinach and kale in April and heat lovers like tomatoes, basil and flowers in May. All varieties offered have been chosen by our farmers because of their exceptional performance in our own fields.  You'll also find a good selection of compact plant varieties that will make better use of precious garden space.  We always buy non-treated seeds, and organic seeds when possible, and grow using organic methods with nutrient-rich potting soil in our greenhouses.  



Farm Wellness Retreat 

April 22nd-24th

At the Farm

240 Beaver St.


Celebrate spring with the Farm Wellness team and Grace Jull, founder of Farm Wellness Retreats and senior wellness instructor at Kripalu Center. Through simple and nourishing breathing, movement, cooking and meditative farm tasks, you will enliven your connection to self, others and to the web of life.  This retreat is a culmination of a training for educators from around the country, and a rich chance to reflect, renew and be inspired.



acorn squash celery
 SPROUT 2011
Tickets on Sale Now
Saturday, April 9
Charles River Museum of Industry
Sprout 2011 poster 
We've received over 100 fantastic silent auction items so far and have some of them posted on our website.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Earth, Inc.
Fresh Pond Capital 
Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management
Pioneer Investments
Whole Foods Market, Fresh Pond and Newtonville
TD Bank
Cityside Subaru
Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
O'Connell and Rudolph Attorneys at Law
Eastern Bank
Watertown Savings Bank
Museum Exhibit Halls will be open - come see the Steampunk, Form and Function exhibition! 
2011 CSA Shares Available Now!

We still have summer shares available, including some half-price shares for those in need of assistance.


Please see the How to Join page of our website for more information!

Join Us In the Fields -

Come Volunteer 


Our 2011 Drop-in volunteer program is off to a good start with several folks helping our farmers get the seeding underway.  Greenhouse work continues over the next few weeks and field prep and planting are on the horizon.


Come on out and join us! 


High School and Adult: 

Tuesday-Friday, 9am-12pm

March 1st - August 27th


Saturdays, 9am-12pm

March 29th - October 29th


All Ages:

Saturdays, 9am-12pm

June 1st - October 29th

Dave Aznavorian from Earth, Inc. stops by the farm to meet with Jericho and plan the company's Earth Day community service visit. Thanks to Earth, Inc. for being a founding member of the Farm's Local Business Hero program! Group volunteering starts in April - sign your group up now


Spring After School Programs

for Youth 

 Join us this year to explore the wonders of the farm as plants begin to grow and blossom, and critters emerge for another great growing season! Hands-on gardening and preparation of farm-fresh snacks are the cornerstone of all of our youth programs so participants can expect to learn about the farm environment, crop production, nutrition, and group cooperation while digging, planting, chopping, mashing, and simply playing outside in the springtime!


For more information about the following programs click here.


Little Sprouts Family Program
(for children under 4 and their caregivers)
Wednesdays, May 11th-June 15th


Spring After-School Program
For children in grades K-2
Tuesdays, May 10th-June 14th
For children in grades 3-5
Thursdays, May 12th-June 16th


Farm Visits
For school or community youth groups 
Pre-K through 8th grade


Chopping Veggies for Stir-Fry.
Waltham Fields Community Farm Year-Round 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
240 Beaver St. Waltham, MA 02452