Participate in Our Programs: Adult Education

 

We're pleased to present our 2017 offerings in Adult Education! Spaces are limited, so sign up online today.

 

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

 

July

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THE FARM THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LENS
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

5:30 pm7:30 pm
Enhance your skills and capture quality imagery while enjoying the natural beauty of Queens Farm! Led by nature photographer, Jeffrey Kollbrunner, this class will cover technical and compositional skills. Using specific subject matter around the farm, you will have the opportunity to practice techniques such as exposure, depth of field, and white balance with personal instruction. Class content is intended for those with an intermediate level of camera experience.

 

CLASS FEE: $50.00 Non-member;  $45.00 Farm Member
Sign up today! Click here to register.

 

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WILD EDIBLES OF QUEENS FARM
Saturday, July 22, 2017

10:00 am12:00 pm
Queens Farm is host to a variety of wild edibles in our woodlands, pollinator gardens, and pathway edges. Join expert Leda Meredith for this hands-on exploration of our grounds and learn to safely identify, sustainably harvest, and enjoy wild, seasonal ingredients. Leda will describe flavors, provide suggestions for preparation, and give tips on preservation for year-round use. We recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, and a notebook and/or camera to document your discoveries.

Leda Meredith
holds a certificate in Ethnobotany from the New York Botanical Garden, where she is also an instructor. She frequently leads foraging tours, food preservation demos, and teaches medicinal and edible plant workshops for organizations including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Slow Food NYC, and Just Food. She has authored numerous books on foraging, food preservation, and sustainable food systems.


CLASS FEE: $25.00 Non-member;  $20.00 Farm Member

Sign up today! Click here to register.

 

 

August

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PRESERVING THE HARVEST
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

5:30 pm7:30 pm
Preserving summer's flavors for year-round enjoyment is easier than you think! This class will review a variety of basic techniques for home preservation. Through a hands-on demonstration of water-bath canning, you'll see first-hand how easy it can be to extend the summer harvest. Each student leaves with a jar of seasonal farm produce canned during the class.

 

CLASS FEE: $35.00 Non-member;  $30.00 Farm Member
Sign up today! Click here to register.

 

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QUEENS FARM FLOWERS: FROM FIELD TO BOUQUET
Saturday, August 5, 2017

10:00 am1:00 pm
Do you love flowers as much as we do? Our farmers are passionate about growing colorful blooms using entirely organic methods, which means no chemicals of any kind. We delight in the changes and surprises of seasonality and take pride in practices that nurture beautiful variation.

 

Our farmers also know a thing or two about stunning floral arrangements. In this workshop you will get an insider's tour of our fields, a flower harvest demo along with general cut flower care tips, and step-by-step instruction on flower arranging, boutonniere and bouquet making. Everyone will finish the class by making a small table arrangement & boutonniere.

 

CLASS FEE: $45.00 Non-member;  $40.00 Farm Member
Sign up today! Click here to register.

 

 

September

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HELLO COMPOST!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

5:30 pm7:30 pm
Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create "black gold" for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds. This workshop will cover the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. Participants will take home a sample of finished Queens Farm compost for their home garden!

 

CLASS FEE: $10.00 Non-member;  $5.00 Farm Member
Sign up today! Click here to register.

 

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INSIDE THE HIVE: BEEKEEPING 101
9 sessions starting on
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Get the buzz on bees! This course is designed for beginners and will cover basic biology and anatomy of honey bees as well as apiculture essentials such as colony care, honey extraction, equipment, disease prevention, and more. Classes begin in the fall and run through the following summer so you have support with your hives through an entire season! The course includes 9 sessions in total: 6 Thursday evenings and 3 Saturday mornings in the apiary.

 

Dates & Times (includes 9 sessions total):

Thurs, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm: Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11, Mar 8

Sat, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Apr 14, May 12, Jun 9

 

CLASS FEE: $200.00 Non-member;  $185.00 Farm Member
Sign up today! Click here to register.

 

 

November

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EXPLORING COLONIAL FLAVORS
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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.

 

CLASS FEE: $45.00 Non-member;  $40.00 Farm Member
Sign up today! Click here to register.

 

 

December

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WREATHMAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday & Sunday,
December 2-3 & 9-10,
2017

2 sessions: 10 am, 2 pm
Get in the holiday spirit with your own handmade everygreen wreath! No experience necessary. We'll show you the ropes and provide materials; you only need to bring garden shears. We'll have festive tunes, hot cider, and cookies on hand to keep the mood merry and bright.

 

CLASS FEE: $25.00 Non-member;  $20.00 Farm Member
Sign up today! Click here to register.