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 



For Groups: 


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

Available weekday afternoons or weekends

Submit an appointment request or call 718-347-3276 ext. 302 or 310



For Individuals: 


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

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018
6:00 pm8:30 pm

The art of cheesemaking dates back thousands of years! This introductory, hands-on class will guide you through this rich history and teach you the science behind your curds and whey. Students will practice making two types of soft cheese and leave with samples, recipes, and clear instructions to confidently begin making cheese in their own kitchens.


Instructor Carol Johnson is a NYC based cook and cheese professional. She currently uses her cheesemaking experience to support Whole Foods Market cheese departments across the country and teaches classes at Murray's Cheese in the West Village.

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

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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

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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

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Sat, June 16, 2018
11:00 am2:00 pm

This introductory class will give you the tools and skills to create beautiful woolen tapestries. Spend the day outdoors with fiber artist Margot Becker learning to weave on your new portable frame loom. We'll meet the Queens Farm flock and then learn how to turn their naturally dyed woolen yarn into gorgeous pieces of textile art. You will leave with an understanding of the fundamentals of tapestry weaving as well as some specialized techniques to achieve unique textures and woven patterns for your piece. Course fee includes the cost of materials that are yours to keep: a loom, weaving tools, and enough yarn to complete at least one 12" x 16" wall hanging.


This class will take place outdoors in our open-air tent behind the historic farmhouse. Please dress appropriately. You are welcome to bring snacks to enjoy during the 3-hour class.


FEE: $175 / Non-member; $170 / Member

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