Participate in Our Programs: Adult Education

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

 

 

For Individuals: 
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CHEESEMAKING FOR BEGINNERS

Wed, March 13, 2019
6:00-8:30 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 make 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: $50.00 / person  ($45.00 / Member)

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VEGGIE GARDENING BASICS

Sat, March 23, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Interested in growing food, but not sure how to start? Learn the basics from our farmers so you can start veggie gardening with confidence. Get useful tips on how to turn any backyard site into a garden, plan your crops, differentiate between direct seeding and transplanting, the how-to's and why's 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: $40.00 / person  ($35.00 / Member)

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KIMCHI 101

Sat, March 30, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Kimchi is a healthy & delicious traditional Korean staple that can accompany any meal. It is naturally fermented and made using a variety of produce, with the addition of aromatics, salt and seasonings. In this class, we will make two types of kimchi -- the traditional spicy and a water kimchi. Participants will take part in each step of the process and learn that fermenting one's own foods can be quick and economical, makes use of excess produce, prevents food waste and allows easy access to healthy probiotics. Each participant brings home a small jar of each recipe that is made. (We will have jars, but encourage you to bring two of your own!)


FEE: $50.00 / person  ($45.00 / Member)

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EXPLORING COLONIAL FLAVORS: 18th CENTURY COOKING

Sat, April 27, 2019
11:00 am-2:00 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: $45.00 / person  ($40.00 / Member)

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INTRO TO WELLNESS

4 sessions:
Wed, May 1, 8, 15 & 22
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Melt your stress away during our spring wellness series. Nestled in our tranquil farm setting, this four part program will introduce research-based methods of mind and body practices that support relaxation and healthy living. Each week we will help you to better understand your body’s stress response, the mind-body connection, and practice simple meditation and mindfulness techniques to help you better relax and unwind. No experience necessary!


FEE: $100.00 / person  ($95.00 / Member)

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WATERCOLORS ON THE FARM

4 sessions:
Thurs, June 6, 13, 20 & 27
1:00 pm-4:00 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. Note: A supply list will be distributed upon registration for this course.


FEE: $160.00 / person  ($155.00 / Member)

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SIMPLIFYING HERBS FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE

Sat, June 22
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Queens Farm cultivates 30 varieties of annual and perennial herbs. Join our farmer and resident herbalist, Phoebe Greenberg, to learn more about growing and using herbs for their medicinal benefits. This class will explore some of the properties of specific herbs grown on the farm and provide a variety of simple ways you can harness their healthful benefits in your very own kitchen. A walk around the farm will allow you to see the range of herbs that can be grown in this region. A hands-on activity is included, and all participants will take home a sample of herbs with fun recipes to try after class!


FEE: $45.00 / person  ($40.00 / Member)

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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