Participate in Our Programs: Adult Education

 

Scroll down for upcoming 2018 offerings in Adult Education!

 

For further information, please call our Education Department at 718-347-3276,
ext. 310 or 302 or email education@queensfarm.org. 

 

 

For Groups: 
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INSIDER'S TOUR

Offered Year-round

This in-depth tour, led by a farm educator, explores our four season growing operation through visiting our greenhouses, cold frames, growing fields, annual & perennial gardens, and composting area. Get to know our heritage livestock and how they contribute to our integrated, sustainable practices. See what it takes to grow a wide variety of organic crops and to produce value-added items like honey, eggs, yarn, and more. 


FEE: $10.00 / person

For groups of 5-20 people, ages 16 & up

Book by appointment at 718-347-3276 ext. 302 or 310

Available weekday afternoons or weekends

 

 

For Individuals: 
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EXPLORING COLONIAL FLAVORS: 18TH CENTURY COOKING

Sat, Feb 10, 2018
11:00 am2:00 pm

Join us in the kitchen of our historic farmhouse and learn how early settlers prepared food using an open hearth. Original 18th century recipes, seasonal ingredients, traditional cooking utensils, and warm embers of the fire will bring history to life as participants assist in preparing and sampling several delightful dishes. This class will be taught by Chris Lord-Barry, a veteran Queens Farm educator with a personal passion for historic cookery. Participants will receive modern adaptations of all recipes to try at home. 


FEE: $45 / Non-member; $40 / Member

Register today! Click here to sign up.

 

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VEGGIE GARDENING BASICS

Sat, Mar 24, 2018
10:00 am1:00 pm

Interested in growing food, but not sure how to start? Learn the basics from our farmers so you can start gardening with confidence. Get useful tips on how to pick the ideal site, plan your crops, differentiate between direct seeding and transplanting, the how-to and why of weeding, harvesting, watering, and more! The class will emphasize organic methods so you can grow fresh, healthy food that's good for your body and good for the planet. 


FEE: $30 / Non-member; $25 / Member

Register today! Click here to sign up.

 

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DIY PAPERMAKING

Tue, May 15, 2018
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Papermaking is a centuries-old craft that is practical and easy to learn. In this 2-hour workshop led by artist Rejin Leys, participants will recycle scrap art or office paper into beautiful handmade paper. We'll make pulp using a hand-held blender and form sheets of plain and decorative handmade paper. Pulp will be enhanced with color and natural ingredients to create a wide variety of papers suitable for book arts, painting, or drawing.

 

FEE: $50 / Non-member; $45 / Member

Register today! Click here to sign up.

 

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WATERCOLORS ON THE FARM

4 sessions starting Thursday, June 7, 2018
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Experiment in the medium of watercolor with the farm landscape as your backdrop! Local Queens artist Denis Ponsot will provide instruction and demo all the "shop tricks" in watercolor painting. Beginning and experienced students are welcome and will explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on developing one's own style. Demonstrations of color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry brush techniques will be included. Individual attention will be given. Classes begin on June 7, 2018 and meet on consecutive Thursdays for a total of 4 sessions. Note: A supply list will be distributed upon registration for this course. 


FEE: $160 / Non-member; $155 / Member

Register today! Click here to sign up.