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Cape Poge Kayak & Safari

Explore Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge by kayak discovering our pristine waters and the life within alongside a natural history guide! Learn the local and biological history of our treasured brackish pond, salt marsh, and eel grass lagoon! Sea snot, dead man's fingers, and sea pickle included. 

All kayak levels. Approproate for children 5+; children 14 & under must paddle with an adult. Pre-registration strongly encouraged as space is limited. Walk ups welcome.



When: May 25, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $35; Member Child: $20; Nonmember Adult: $45; Nonmember Child: $25;
Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour & Refuge Safari

Explore the only wildlife refuge on Chappaquiddick by open-air, over-sand vehicle as you trek to the remote Cape Poge Light. Learn the local and natural history of this special place, how man and nature have lived with and shaped the land, and meet the locals: osprey, plovers, and more! Don't forget a camera for a climb up the Light's wooden spiral staircase to unmatched views of the Muskeget Channel, Cape Cod, and Nantucket!

Walk-ups welcome though pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Complimentary shuttle from Chappy Point with pre-reservation. 



When: May 25, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $30; Member Child: $20; Nonmember Adult: $40; Nonmember Child: $25;
Poucha Pond Kayak or SUP Rental & Exploration

Set out on a brackish tidal pond to discover the salt marshes of Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge at your own pace. Paddle about, explore, relax. This is your time.

Launch from Dike Bridge Gatehouse; last rental 3:30PM.
First come, first served; no reservations.
Children 14 & under must paddle with an adult. 

TRUSTEES MEMBERS ONLY - To become a member email shurley@thetrustees.org, visit http://www.thetrustees.org/membership, or sign up at Dike Gatehouse!



When: May 25, 2020 9am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Kayak/SUP: $20/hr ; Double Kayak: $30/hr
Barnyard Buddies in the Kitchen

We are excited to include Barnyard Buddies in the Kitchen this spring! This program will include a walk through our barn to our Friendship Garden where we will harvest for an hands-on cooking experience from 10-11! Menu TBA based on what’s seasonal in the garden. 

Pre-registration is required for all Farm Institute cooking classes.  

Please contact Lindsay with any allergy or food restriction questions at lbrown@thetrustees.org or if you'd like to join as a member and receive discounted programming. 

Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry seafood or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. 

Learn more about the Farm Institute’s new teaching kitchen, including a list of kitchen specific classes and offerings. 



When: May 30, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Child: $12; Nonmember Child: $20;
Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Week
Looking for something new and delicious? Or hankering to go back to your favorite restaurant to re-experience an amazing meal? Either way you'll be excited to hear that Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Week is here for 2020 and we can't wait for you to taste what's cooking! Restaurants all over the Island are showcasing their best dishes and their most delicious menu items, to entice guests such as yourself to dine out and try something new! This year's restaurant week takes place June 1 through 7 when Island restaurants will be looking forward to welcoming you to the table!

When: Jun 1, 2020 12am to Jun 7, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Explore the Shore

Traverse, prospect, and examine Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Wasque Reservation, and Norton Point Beach through the lens of a natural history guide and ranger. Explore, forage, and learn. Perfect for budding biologists and ecologists! 



When: Jun 5, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $25; Member Child: $15; Nonmember Adult: $35; Nonmember Child: $20;
Mytoi Meander

Explore, discover, and meander through our serene Japanese-inspired garden with an expert! Learn about Mytoi's local and natural history, meditate, and take a closer look! Painted and snapping turtle sightings for the lucky.

Regisration encouraged, walk-ups welcome.



When: Jun 5, 2020 11am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member: $5; Nonmember: $10; Children under 10 Free
Kids Can Cook Springtime Series

Sign up your future sous chef for these hands-on cooking classes! Every class will feature a different theme and recipes.

Sous chefs will earn pins once they learn new recipes and skills, take all six classes for all six pins and bonus- get a Farm Institute apron! Discounted full series rate of $100/members, $125/non-members, please call us at the farm at 508-627-7007 x1101 to secure this discounted rate or if you're interested in becoming a member. This rate is not offered through our website.

To sign up for other dates individually (NOT at the discounted rate), please click below:

4/11 – Eggs! Egg collecting, natural egg dyeing, deviled eggs, and pickled too!

4/25 – 

5/9 – 

5/23  - 

6/6 –

6/20 –

Ages 6 & up, pre-registration required. This is a drop-off program.

Please contact Lindsay with any allergy or food restriction questions at lbrown@thetrustees.org 

Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry seafood or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.



When: Jun 6, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Child: $24; Nonmember Child: $30; Discounted full series rate of $100/members, $125/non-members, please call us at the farm at 508-627-7007 x1101 to secure this discounted rate. This rate is not offered through our website.