In 1990, The Walden Woods Project was founded by recording artist Don Henley in response to the threat of commercial development in historic Walden Woods surrounding Walden Pond. We continue to lead the fight to protect Thoreau’s Walden Woods. Today, we steward 180 acres of land, including our 15-acre organic farm at the western end of Walden Woods. The farm abuts vast tracts of publicly accessible conservation land, much of which was rescued from development.
The Farm preserves an active, highly visible, and productive agricultural landscape, protects historic Walden Woods, and supports the growing efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the food we eat. It is one of the most visible rural landscapes within the metropolitan Boston area, with close to 50,000 cars passing by on Route 2 every day. The Walden Woods Project Farm received its organic certification in 2015. Fresh produce can be purchased at our farm stand on Route 2 eastbound near the intersection of Sudbury Road.
Friends of the Farm will enjoy the following special benefits: