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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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

This class is SOLD OUT.

 

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CHEESEMAKING FOR BEGINNERS

Tue, August 28, 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

This class is SOLD OUT.

 

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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.