Adult Education

Experience the farm in a new way. Learn new skills for your garden, kitchen, home and yourself! Don’t see a program that you want? Email us and let us know.   

Program Menu

18th Century Cooking Class: Winter Comfort Foods

Saturday, February 27, 2021
11:00AM – 1:00PM

Join us online for a live, virtual cooking demonstration in the kitchen of our historic farmhouse! Learn how early settlers prepared food using an open hearth. Original 18th-century recipes, seasonal ingredients, traditional cooking utensils, and the warm embers of the fire will bring history to life as participants watch and learn how to make two comforting dishes from another era: Squash Pudding and Carrot Puffs. Participants will receive supply list and recipes upon registration to participate from their home kitchens.

Instructor Chris Lord-Barry is an educator with over 20 years of experience, who specializes in 18th-century cooking. Over the past 10 years, she has studied historic cookery and early American foodways and loves to share her passion for early American recipes with others.

Class fee: $30/person*
*Additional supply list will be emailed to participants upon registering

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Planning Your Veggie Garden

Saturday, March 20, 2021
11:00AM – 1:00PM

Interested in growing food, but not sure how to start? Through this live, virtual class you will learn the basics from Queens Farm’s experienced farmers so you can plan your vegetable garden with confidence. Get useful tips on how to turn any backyard site into a garden, choose your crops, propagate plants, care for seedlings, encourage pollinators, and more. The class will emphasize organic methods so that you can grow fresh, healthy food that’s good for your body and good for the planet. 

This program is the first class in the Growing with Queens Farm series being held in 2021. Stay tuned to this page for details on upcoming gardening classes, and get support throughout the growing season.

Instructor Melanie Pylarinos is the Farm Manager at Queens Farm. She holds a Certificate in Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and her favorite crops to grow are hot peppers and herbs.

Class fee: $30/person

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For Groups: Insider Tours

Offered Year-round
Available weekday afternoons or weekends

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 eggs, yarn, honey and more. 

Fee: $10/person
For groups of 5-20 people, ages 16 & up

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