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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INTRO TO WELLNESS

4 sessions starting Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:30 pm7:30 pm

Melt your stress away during our first ever 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! Classes begin on June 6, 2018 and meet on consecutive Wednesdays for a total of 4 sessions (June 6, 13, 20, & 27)

 

Instructor Carly Shaw has a Master's degree from Columbia University Teachers College in Clinical Psychology and Education, as part of Columbia's Spirit Mind Body Institute (SMBI). She is Research Coordinator in NYU Langone's Integrative Health Department where she studies the effects of integrative health techniques on various chronic diseases and is a dedicated Queens Farm educator.


FEE: $100 / Non-member; $95 / Member

Registration for this class has ended.

 

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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

Registration for this class has ended.

 

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WEAVING WITH QUEENS FARM FIBERS

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

Registration for this class has ended.

 

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PRESERVING THE HARVEST

Tue, August 7, 2018
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 preserved, seasonal farm produce canned during the class. 


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

Register today! Click here to sign up.

 

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WILD EDIBLES OF QUEENS FARM

Sat, September 8, 2018
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.

 

Instructor 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.


FEE: $25 / Non-member; $20 / Member

Register today! Click here to sign up.

 

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HELLO COMPOST!

Wed, September 12, 2018
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!


FEE: $10 / Non-member; $5 / Member

Register today! Click here to sign up.