2012 Event Calendar
22 - Journey of the Universe : exclusive movie screening
Join us for a special film screening of the film JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE, along with a panel discussion and wine and cheese to benefit the Massaro Community Farm.
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11 – Annual Meeting
This is the best way to learn more about the farm.
18 – Beekeeping Workshop: Hive Assembly
Bring your new hive parts and learn proper techniques to assemble it all.
17 – Spring is Garden Time
(Ages 7-10) Learn about the many kinds of gardens you can create, and why gardens are so important and so much fun!
18 – Go Veggie
(Ages 10-14) Learn a bit about vegetarian nutrition and then prepare and eat some tasty vegetarian food!
19 – Full of Beans!
(Ages 6-9) Using a bean plant as an example, we’ll talk about what plants need and how they grow.
21 – Beekeeping Workshop: Establishing New Hives
Learn how to put your new package of bees into your freshly assembled hive.
19 – Celebrate Spring! 10AM-3PM (Rain Date: May 20)
This event will feature several programming highlights, including the inauguration of a 5kW solar array in Woodbridge, a plant sale, and a variety of workshops. Claire Criscuolo, chef and owner of Claire’s Corner Copia in New Haven, will be on hand for questions and will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Welcome to Claire’s. Naugatuck Valley Horticulture Program Coordinator, Chris Tuccio, will provide instruction on shrub & tree pruning. Farm educator, Elisa Black, will present Magnify Your View, giving kids a close-up view of plants and insects, and expert birder, Emily Cosenza, will help guide you to finding certain species of birds using your binoculars.
The farm will also unveil its new Learning Garden and the completion of a nature trail, completed with the help of local girl scouts. Please join us for this day of fun and learning!
23 – Beekeeping Workshop: Summer Hive Management
Your new hive is growing and thriving; learn what to look for through a full inspection of the hives in the bee-yard.
July 17, 24 and 31 - Curious Kids continues at 3:30pm each Tuesday. Our environmental educator, Elisa Black, will lead an education session for kids of all ages talking about plants, wildlife, composting and more. Each session will begin with a story followed by an active exploration of the day’s topic. Just show up or email Elisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-10 and 13-17 – Woodbridge Recreation Camp at Massaro Farm
Sign your 6-9 year-old up for the Woodbridge’s first recreational camp at Massaro Community Farm. Each weekday from 9am-noon, campers will learn fun facts about birds and insects, plants and life on the farm. Daily activities include stories, natural crafts, a healthful snack and activities in our renovated dairy barn. Register now! Space is limited!
18 – Beekeeping Workshop: Fall Preparation
Learn how to check for mites, identify a weak hive, and techniques to make it strong before the winter.
1 – Second Annual Dinner on the Farm: Dress casually and come enjoy a family style meal prepared by Zinc Chef Denise Appel featuring produce from the farm. Local libations will also be featured and we will honor Woodbridge executive assistant Geraldine Shaw for her many years of outstanding service to the town. Space is limited! We encourage you to purchase tickets by August 1st.
13 – Fourth Annual Family Fun Day 1-5 pm (rain date October 14th) featuring the following activities for all ages:
- Our annual Condiment Competition
- Silent auction
- Instructional workshops on solar power and garden maintenance for autumn
- Pumpkin painting
- Kids’ games
- Scarecrow building
- Bake sale
- Face painting
- Garlic & daffodil bulb planting
- Peabody’s On the Road exhibit
- a special visit from Rainforest Reptile Shows
- Lunch and sweet treats provided by Wheeler’s Market Cafe, Green Well Organic Tea & Coffee, Miss Nicky’s Toffee, Vegan Bobbi, and Quinn Gourmet Popcorn
- Also on hand will be members of The Woodbridge Garden Club, the Connecticut Beekeeper’s Association, The Woodbridge Land Trust and the Woodbridge Rotary Club, collecting coats & clothing for their annual coat drive
The festivities will be accompanied by music throughout the afternoon, led off by the Beecher School Band, and dancing called by legendary Bill Fischer to get us moving. Also lending their musical talents will be The Fiddleheads, and Chris Keevil and family.
All are welcome and there’s no admission fee! Come early to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
20 – Beekeeping Workshop: Winter Closing
See and practice the best methods for helping your bees make it through the unpredictable New England winter.
21 – Come out at 10am and enjoy the peak fall colors while identifying trees & birds around the farm and on our nature trail. Binoculars not necessary but will help in birdwatching. No RSVP required. Meet in the farm parking lot.
3 – Film Screening 1pm at the Woodbridge Town Library 1pm- After you’ve stopped by to visit our table at the Senior Center Health Fair (10am – 1pm), Come view the 2009 documentary, “Vanishing of the Bees” which examines possible reasons behind the disappearance of the world’s honey bees. Members of the Connecticut Beekeeper’s Association will be on hand for discussion and a field trip (weather permitting) to the bee hives at the farm following the screening. Light refreshments served. Free.
26 – Yoga to Benefit the Farm 5-6:15 pm – If you need a little de-stressing after the holidays, come to Room 16 of Woodbridge Town Center (entrance on side facing library) for a special holiday yoga session offered by farm supporter and instructor, Diane King. This class is structured to be family friendly, so feel free get the little ones out of the house and out of your hair. The proceeds from this special holiday class will benefit Massaro Community Farm. Individuals/$10; Families/$20.