...And stay tuned for a link to eSprout, our online auction leading up to the big event.
eSprout begins Friday, April 12th and runs through Sunday, April 21st. Twenty five items to bid on, including fine art, fine dining, and enticing getways!
Starts April 13
Our popular Saturday morning drop-in volunteer program is back in action. Come on out with friends and family each Saturday to lend a hand in the work of the farm. Arrive promptly at 9am and work for an hour or two, or all the way up until noon.
Or maybe you're interested in one of our new Volunteer Harvest Crew or Crop Steward positions.
With Dede Dussault, the creator and maintainer of WFCF's own Container Garden
Registration will be posted on our website by April 15th
Click here to see our full calendar of 2013 events and programs.
A Farewell to Deb,
our fearless bookkeeper &
After years of devoted service, including everything from a year on our Board of Directors and five years of bookkeeping, database development, and office equipment management to keeping the flower beds well-weeded and chopping apples for cidering during Waltham Farm Day, we are sad to see Deb Guttormsen move on, but we wish her the best of luck! And she won't be going too far away, with community garden plots neighboring the Farm in the GROW gardens and a willingness to be on call for technical troubleshooting.
Deb will be with us until the end of June, so if you see her around this spring, be sure to thank her for all her good work! Her last month will be spent assisting Amanda to make sure our CSA share program gets off to a smooth start and helping to train our new hire.
Stop by the Waltham Public Library this month and check out our farm display next to the Children's Room. Or stop by whatever library is closest to you, and look up some recent and non-so-recent staff faves...
Amanda: Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon
Andy: A Wk on the Concord & Merrimack Rivers, Thoreau
Claire: The Earth Knows My Name, Patricia Klindienst
Dan: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, J. Evison
Deb: A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm, Edwin Way Teale
Erinn: The Living, Annie Dillard
Kim: Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins
Marla: Little Bee, Chris Cleave
Sutton: Tenth of December, George Saunders
Zannah: is going with a children's book, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, in honor of the big blue truck that was just donated to the Farm! And speaking of children's books...
Amanda's son Jonah (age 9) is into The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, and her daughter Sadie (age 3) loves I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato - a Charlie and Lola book by Lauren Child. Andy's daughter Elsie (1 yr.) is enjoying the Igloo book Hide-and-See on the Farm, and Kim's twins Lily and Owen (1 yr.) are glued to Colors by Charlie Harper.
In the Greenhouse
Thanks to the planning, coordination and oversight of Field Manager Erinn Roberts, with lots of help from work share Naomi Shea and our first drop-in volunteers of the season, the greenhouses are coming alive with greens and table decorations for our Sprout fundraiser, seedlings for the GROW community gardens (also based at the former UMass Waltham field station), seedlings for the public (see our May sale dates in sidebar), and all of the vegetable starts needed for 15 acres of our own organic vegetable production! Here's a glimpse of the greenhouse environment right now!