What happens at the Field Station?Why does it matter?
"This is not just a local issue. The preservation of the current condition of this station is important to the entirety of Eastern Massachusetts"
Senator Mike Barrett
Tuesday evenings at the Waltham Field Station are anything but sleepy. When the offices close and the fields empty, the Charles River Dog Training Club (CRDTC) brings in new energy. People and their puppies occupy the station, turning the bottom floor and rose garden into lively classrooms. The CRDTC is the second oldest non-profit…
The Waltham Field Station is famous for its flora. Farmland surrounds the administrative building, featuring an operating farm on one side, community garden plots on the other, and a CSA stand in between. The station’s old lab spaces are the birthplace of the most popular varieties of sweet corn and broccoli. Beloved and widely available…
If you look out onto the west side of the Waltham Field Station, you might spot a small row of greenhouse skeletons. Fenced in and sheltering plenty of overgrowth, they may appear to be abandoned. However, if you come by on the right day, you can learn why the field station has been home to…