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

Available weekday afternoons or weekends

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

 

 

For Individuals: 
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INSIDE THE HIVE: BEEKEEPING 101

10 sessions starting Thurs, October 18, 2018

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.

Course dates (10 sessions in total):

Thursday evening sessions (7:30-9 pm): Oct 18, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7
Saturday afternoon sessions (1-3 pm): Hive installation either Mar 30 or Apr 6 (dependent on shipping), May 4, Jun 1, Jun 29

 

Instructor Walter Blohm has over 35 years of experience in apiculture, and has maintained the bee yard at the Queens County Farm Museum since 1980. In addition to teaching, Walter is a long-time practitioner of apitherapy and a member of the Long Island Beekeepers Club and the Eastern Apicultural Society.


FEE: $200 / Non-member; $185 / Member

Register today! Click here to sign up.

 

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EXPLORING COLONIAL FLAVORS: 18TH CENTURY COOKING

Sat, November 17, 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. This class is SOLD OUT.