Little Farmhands Summer Program

July 2017 - This summer Lachat Town Farm is introducing a special weekly program for young children. This exciting summer program at our own community farm is specifically tailored for children entering a 4's program through 2nd grade. Our knowledgeable and well-trained staff will safely guide the children, in small classes, through exploration, education and fun. Children will have opportunities to interact with farm animals, experience the joy of gardening, express themselves through creative craft projects, play games outside and learn about the importance of nature.

Cost: $275 per Child

Meditation Walk (To be rescheduled due to rain)

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Join us for a morning exploration into meditation. We will take a silent walking meditation (weather permitting) around the grounds of Lachat Farm. During our time together, you will learn a few simple meditation approaches and how to create a meditation practice in your everyday life. Take this time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We will also focus on quieting our minds and learning strategies to stay centered and calm in today's hectic environment. Tea will be served to keep us warm and cozy in the sweet space overlooking the meadow. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Maggie Converse

Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Teaching the class will be Westonite Carol Baldwin who became a trained teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana while she lived in Japan for nine years with her family. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is one of the arts associated with Zen Buddhism, and serves as a form of meditation that centered the mind and prepared Samarai for battle. Originally, Ikebana was only done by men. Ikebana continues to be closely associated with tea ceremony.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Weston Garden Club and registration is required so we can order enough materials. All those attending the class should bring clippers/pruners. We may be working outdoors so please dress accordingly. Participants will be bringing home their flowers after the class. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to enjoy together after the class at beautiful Lachat Town Farm.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Carol Baldwin

Vernal Pool Walk

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Chris Evers from Animal Embassy will guide an exploration of one of our most unique habitats, the vernal pool. We will hike to the vernal pool and discover some of the fantastic creatures who visit these pools once a year to lay their eggs. We'll seek out Wood Toads, American Frogs and Spotted Salamanders, and investigate how these creatures progress in their metamorphosis.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $15.00 per Person

Instructor: Chris Evers, Animal Embassy

Vermiculture Compost Talk

Getting excited about working in your garden?

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - This is the perfect class to help you fulfill your dreams of big, ripe, juicy vegetables! Join us in the garden for a lecture by Monique Bosch of 'Wiggle Room', a Vermicomposting company based in Bridgeport. The goal of "Wiggle Room" is to create and distribute highly nutritious compost using food scraps sourced from local, organic restaurants. Monique is focused on creating a safe and 'green' alternative to harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides. She will talk to us about vermiculture, compost tea and more! She will also share her vast knowledge of composting, as well as test the soil of each of our beds in the Lachat Community Garden by studying it under a microscope and make suggestions for what might be lacking in each particular bed's makeup. If that is not enough to entice you… She will be bringing along her worms! As we know, worms are one of the best resources for developing a healthy environment for your organic matter. $5 per person, free to Lachat Community Gardeners.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $5 per Person

Instructor: Monique Bosch

Yoga Classes

Wednesday May 10 - Wednesday May 31 from 9:00-10:00AM - Maggie Converse, yoga teacher of over 10 years and Weston native, will be teaching a 4-week class series starting May 10th at Lachat Town Farm. Join her for intelligent, mindful movement that is therapeutic and strengthening. Learn the fundamentals for building and growing your yoga practice.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $90 per Person

Instructor: Maggie Converse

Ikebana Class

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Teaching the class will be Westonite Carol Baldwin who became a trained teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana while she lived in Japan for nine years with her family. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is one of the arts associated with Zen Buddhism, and serves as a form of meditation that centered the mind and prepared Samarai for battle. Originally, Ikebana was only done by men. Ikebana continues to be closely associated with tea ceremony.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Weston Garden Club and registration is required so we can order enough materials. All those attending the class should bring clippers/pruners. We may be working outdoors so please dress accordingly. Participants will be bringing home their flowers after the class. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to enjoy together after the class at beautiful Lachat Town Farm.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Carol Baldwin

Lachat Opening Day 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Join us for our annual Opening Day Celebration! Enjoy refreshments in the barn, take a stroll through the field and listen to live music, tour the 1700's farmhouse, and have some fun on a pony ride! Fun for all ages

Falconry Class

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne, of Weston, is currently the state’s youngest and only female General Class Falconer. She will give a presentation with her two falconry birds, Theron and Milo. Theron is a three year old Red Tailed Hawk who has been trained by and has been hunting with Christine for over two years. Milo is a twenty year old Harris Hawk, who was transferred to Christine from another falconer this past January.

Falconry, the sport of hunting with a bird of prey, is more of a lifestyle than a sport, as you are responsible for the daily care of a wild bird of prey, and must attend to his/her needs on a daily basis. It is not a sport for everyone, but can be a highly rewarding sport to those with a passion for wildlife and getting up close and personal with what these birds do naturally. Come out and learn about the history of this sport, meet Theron and Milo, learn about what is involved with training a wild bird of prey, and watch Christine and Theron as she puts him through some of his training for you to see. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask all your questions and learn more about this little known sport!

Children under 12 are welcome and free of charge!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Christine Peyreigne

Farmers Market

Coming June 30, 2017

June through October - We are pleased to announce the start of a Farmer's Market at Lachat Farm! Starting in June of 2017, Lachat will host a monthly Farmer's Market featuring local farms, vendors, live music, gourmet food trucks and children's programming. On the last Friday evening of the month, gather the kids and meet your spouse off the train for a chance to gather at the farm with friends. Check back with our site soon to see further details on the featured vendors and programming.

Please contact us at market@lachattownfarm.org if you are an interested vendor or would like more information.

Refrigerator Pickling

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - A wonderful and delicious way to use your summer garden harvest is to pickle! Crisp, cool and fresh refrigerator pickles are fun and simple to make. Beets, carrots, peppers, corn on the cob rounds, green beans and of course the beloved cucumber all lend themselves nicely to refrigerator pickling. The class will sample a variety of pickled vegetables, discuss the ins and outs of the process and you will make your own jar of pickles to take home with your packet of tried and true recipes. Class size limited to 15 and pre-registration is required.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Sue Parkison

Native American Culture Class

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - The Lachat Town Farm will host a wonderful children's program entitled "Native American Culture and the Environment" which will be led by Cathy Iaccarino. Children will learn about native Americans and how they think in a circle and why they have done that for centuries. The children will make a totem bag to bring home with them. Grades 3-6. Class limited to 20 children, pre registration recommended.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Birds of Prey

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne from Weston, is a State and Federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator and educator who specializes in birds of prey. She will bring her educational birds of prey to help us all learn about the dangers these animals face in the wild as a result of some of our own actions. Learn what we can do to help protect these majestic birds and what we can do to reduce the number that needlessly die or need rehabilitation.

Christine is the President and Founder of Christine’s Critters, Inc., a not for profit 501(c)3 that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and educating with birds of prey. She takes in injured and orphaned birds of prey, and if they are deemed healthy for release, they are sent back to the wild for a second chance at life. For those whose injuries prevent a return to the wild, homes at nature centers and educational facilities are sought to allow the bird a chance to become an educational ambassador. All of the birds that are with Christine for educational purposes came to her through rehab, and found their forever home with her at Christine’s Critters.

Come out and meet Christine’s educational ambassadors and learn about these birds of prey that call Weston home. All of her birds are native to this area, and can be heard and seen if you keep your ears and eyes open! Children under 12 are welcome and free of charge!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Christine Peyreigne
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