Participate in Our Programs: Adult Education

Explore new ideas in our Adult Education workshops! Adult Education classes at Queens Farm are intended for individuals ages 18 years or older. For further information about our Adult Education programs, please call our Education Department at 718-347-3276, ext. 103 or email 



For Individuals: 


Wed, Sept 11, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 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: $12.00 ($10.00/Member)





Sat, Sept 14, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 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.


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 including 'The Skillful Forager' and 'Pickling Everything' (copies available for purchase after class).

FEE: $25.00 ($20.00 / Member)





Sat, Nov 23, 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 ($40.00/Member)





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