Public Education Programs

Experience the farm in a different way — learn new skills for your garden, kitchen, home & lifestyle. Have ideas for programs you’d like to see? Email us at to share your ideas for future classes.

Public Education Programs are presented in partnership with Northwell Health, Queens Farm’s Health & Wellness partner.

Program Menu

Grow and Gather Family Program

Select dates, April 23 – May 26, 2024

This parent-child program will teach fledgling gardeners to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers outdoors in our new Edible Teaching Garden. No two workshops are the same as we care for plants in our raised beds, learn about colonial and regenerative farming, sample fresh vegetables and learn how to incorporate more produce in our diets. Parent-child learning duos will discover something new in each session and bring items home after each workshop, such as plants or produce harvests!
$25 per child & guardian learning duo

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Teen Gardening Club

Select dates, April 23 – May 26, 2024
Tweens and teens will enjoy a unique outdoor learning adventure while honing skills in indoor and outdoor gardening, hydroponics and urban gardening. Plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers outdoors in our new Edible Teaching Garden. Each session is a unique journey through hands-on activities in our raised beds, colonial and regenerative farming methods, sampling fresh vegetables and learning to incorporate healthy produce in our diets. Discover something new in each session and bring items home with you after each workshop! This is a drop-off program for tweens 11-12 and teens 13-18.
$25 per tween/teen

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Wild Edibles Walk

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Queens Farm is host to a variety of wild edible plants in our woodlands, pollinator gardens, and pathway edges. Join plant expert and author Marie Viljoen for this outdoor exploration of the farm and learn to safely identify and harvest wild, seasonal ingredients. We’ll discuss the evolving ethics of foraging, how to collect native wild plants, pollution issues, invasive versus native plants, and biodiversity — all tying into Marie’s approach of conservation foraging. The walk concludes with a refreshing, wild-inspired beverage and light fare. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, and a notebook and/or camera to document your discoveries.

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Art on the Farm Series: Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Thursdays in June 2024 (June 6, 13, 20, 27)
1pm–4pm (Adults); 4pm–6pm (Teens)

Find your inner artist on the bucolic grounds of Queens Farm! Experiment in the media of watercolor and pen & ink with the farm landscape as your inspiration. Queens-based artist Denis Ponsot will provide guidance and live demo tips, tricks and techniques. Beginning and experienced students are welcome and classes are relaxed and flexible to help each student develop their own style. This class is 4 sessions long and will take place outdoors on the farm’s 47-acre grounds. Each week will focus on a different theme. Sign up for the whole series, or select individual sessions that work for you! New this year, each date will include two program timeslots: one for adults in the morning, and one for teens in the afternoon.
$45 (Adult), $30 (Teen) per class; save 20% when registering for all four classes in the series

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Cheesemaking 101

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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. Practice making two types of delicious soft cheese and leave with samples, recipes, and clear instructions to confidently make cheese in your own kitchen.

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Celebration of the Three Sisters

Monday, October 14, 2024

The indigenous peoples of eastern North America have a long tradition of planting corn, beans, and squash – also known as “Three Sisters” – together, using a special method called companion planting. According to Iroquois legend, when these three crops are planted together, they thrive in the same way three sisters can be found to be inseparable. Join us as we celebrate the Three Sisters Garden, learn more about Native American agricultural expertise, discover the rich history of Three Sisters planting and harvesting practices, and create beautiful mosaics out of corn kernels, pumpkin seeds, and colorful beans.

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Adriance Farmhouse Tours

Every weekend year-round

Tour the historic Adriance Farmhouse and learn all about the oldest surviving structure on Queens County Farm Museum’s property! Queens Farm exemplifies the 300-year history of agriculture and farming as a way of life in New York City. The restored Adriance Farmhouse, the centerpiece of the farm complex, was first built as a three-room Dutch farmhouse in 1772. The farmhouse and surrounding area mirror the evolution of this unique tract of land from a colonial homestead to a truck farm that served the needs of a growing city in the early twentieth century.
This program is FREE

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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. 
For groups of 5-20 people, ages 16 & up

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