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 firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas for future classes.
Public Education Programs are presented in partnership with Northwell Health, Queens Farm’s Health & Wellness partner.
For Groups: Insider Tours
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
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Rescheduled: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 5:30pm-7pm
See your environment with fresh eyes on this guided edible plant walk! 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 sustainably 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 ends with a refreshing, wild-inspired drink. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, and a notebook and/or camera to document your discoveries.
Fee: $55/person; Pre-registration required
This class is part of the Public Education Program at Queens Farm and is open to 18+.
18th Century Hearth Cooking
Saturday, November 4, 11, 2023
Experience historic cookery at Queens Farm. 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 the warm embers of the fire will bring history to life as participants assist in preparing and sampling several delightful dishes. Participants will receive modern adaptations of all recipes to try at home.
Fee: $48/person; Pre-registration required
This class is part of the Public Education Program at Queens Farm and is open to ages 18+.
Two weekends: December 2, 3, 9, & 10, 2023
10:00AM – 12:00PM & 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Craft your own bespoke evergreen wreath! No experience necessary. We’ll show you the ropes and provide the materials; just bring your own garden shears. Queens Farm has been offering this signature holiday event for over 30 years.
Ticket price includes evergreen boughs, 1 wire wreath frame, floral wire, and 1 red bow. (Note: Ticket does NOT include pruners/shears or additional embellishments.)
For ages 18 & up
Online Tickets Only: $38
Farm Members entitled to $5 off this program; Email email@example.com to confirm your membership & receive Member promo code.
Adriance Farmhouse Tours
Select weekends 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
This offering is part of the Public Education Program at Queens Farm and is open to all ages.