News & Updates

Significant milestone: Mayor McCarthy submits application to secure CPC funds for purchase of the site!

EXCITING NEWS! At its 7PM meeting on September 10, 2019, the City of Waltham Community Preservation Committee will consider an application to purchase the Waltham Field Station and Lawrence Meadow property. Representatives from several Waltham Field Station tenants, as well as other members of the public, plan to deliver testimony in support of the application.…

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Meet and greet with public officials on May 4

On May 4, tenant organizations of the Waltham Field Station hosted a meet and greet with local and state officials. Everyone gathered in the distribution barn located behind the main building and in front of the cultivated fields. Each organization spoke about its mission and the significance of working together at the field station.  …

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Negotiations move forward with Council Authorization on 4/8/19

We’re thrilled to announce that the Waltham City Council voted in favor, on April 8, to authorize Mayor McCarthy to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with UMass, thus advancing current negotiations. After several Councillors stood to voice their support for the negotiations and for continued use of the parcels for farmland and the building as…

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Senator Barrett’s Thoughts on Preserving the Waltham Field Station

From Senator Barrett’s Facebook, MARCH 10th, 2019– We shouldn’t let this happen: By the end of 2019, the University of Massachusetts plans to evict eight nonprofit organizations, each of them involved in advancing sustainable agriculture, local produce, and healthy urban diets for eastern Massachusetts, from a century-old “field station” it owns in Waltham. Profoundly disappointing, to say…

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Councillor Nabulime Reflects on Town Hall Meeting

From Sharline Nabulime’s Facebook, MARCH 10th, 2019— I am so grateful to everyone who came to the town- For your voice in the fight for our only remaining farm, I thank you. To Senator Barrett, for your fight, leadership, and clear call to action, I thank you. To Mayor McCarthy, Representative Stanley, and all the…

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