WHAT: Special guided nature tour of the Brook Farm Historic Site.
WHEN: Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00AM – 11:30AM – Rain or Shine
WHERE: Brook Farm Historic Site – 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury.
Park at Gethsemane Cemetery Parking Entrance.
Join Adam Leiterman, Mass Audubon Teacher Naturalist, and members of New Brook Farm, Inc. for a special guided nature tour of the Brook Farm Historic Site. Located on the boundary between West Roxbury and Newton, the site consists of approximately 180 acres of meadow, marsh, and woodland.
Brook Farm was established as a communal farm and utopian community in the early 19th century by leaders of the Transcendentalism movement to balance intellectual, agricultural, and artistic life. Today the site is a National Historic Landmark and conservation area managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation.
Bring your camera or cellphone, your journal or sketchpad, to record your impressions. New Brook Farm, Inc. will select your photos, drawings, or other creative works for its annual exhibit “Focus on Brook Farm” in early 2022.
Please dress appropriately. Wear sturdy boots or shoes and long socks, as we may venture off-trail. In case of rain, dress accordingly or bring an umbrella.
New Brook Farm, Inc. is a sustainable agricultural, educational, and environmental initiative at historic Brook Farm formed to share information about and raise awareness of the historical, social, archaeological, and environmental significance of the Brook Farm site. It echoes the Transcendentalists’ hopes and dreams of a center for intellectual, agricultural, and artistic activity.
Mass Audubon, a nationally recognized environmental education leader, protects more than 40,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, making nature accessible to all.