midsummer Farm

Elecampane Workshop Registration

May Weed Walks and Herbal Tours at Midsummer Farm


Herbal Tour - Thursday, May 17th from 1 to  3 pm
Weed Walk - Friday, May 18th from 1 to 3 pm

​Herbal Tour - Sunday, May 27th from 10 to 12 noon


$20 per person - Please register in advance, registration closes 3 days prior to tour.


Two ways to register:

1) $20.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $20/person.

2) Or you can register online and pay using PayPal:

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Registration

2018

Saturdays, 10 am - 3pm


February 17th
March 10th
April 7th
June 16th
July 7th
July 21st
August 4th
August 18th
September 8th
October 13th
November 3rd

Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop Registration
Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA Program

Seed Starting Workshops

More info, click here

Two sessions this February:

Wednesday, February 21st - 11 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 24th - 12 noon to 2 pm 


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 2/14/18


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Lyme Protocol Herbs Workshop

More info, click here

Thursday, June 21st 2018 
1 pm - 3 pm 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 6/14/18


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Starting Fridays in February 2018, 1-4 pm :​


February 9th 
February 23rd
March 9th
March 30th
 
April 20th
April 27th 
May 4th 
June 1st 

June 22nd
July 6th 
July 20th 
August 3rd

August 17th 
August 31st 
September 7th 
September 14th 

September 28th
October 12th 
October 26th
November 16th 

November 30th
December 7th  
December 14th
December 28th 

Drawing and Painting Holy Basils Workshop

More info, click here

Friday, August 10th 2018
10 am to 1 pm 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 8/3/18


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Herbal Guild Work Begins 


For more info on becoming a member of the Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild, please click here.


Starts Friday, February 9th 2018 - 24 hands-on project-based sessions in all from 1-4 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 1/19/18


$832 which equates to under $35 dollars per week for a 3 hour workshop and includes materials where applicable. (or 3 installments of $285 )


And as a Guild Member, you also get to be a member of the new Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA for Free!!

​You can register here, using PayPal:
(or feel free to email me for other registration options or any questions you may have  - barbara@midsummerfarm.com)









TwelFth Annual Plant and Seedling Sale

Two weekends in May!

May 12th and 13th
May 19th and 20th

From 9 am to 2 pm  

(Gate opens at 9 am and closes at 2 pm)


This is our Big Farm Event of the year! We will have our full variety of certified organic plants and seedlings available. Over 200 different varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, over 400 culinary and medicinal herbs, plus annual flowers, native and pollinator-friendly flowers, over 20 different ferns, native woodland medicinals, unusual and collectible perennials! 


Every year we grow more and more of each variety, and we add over a hundred fun new varieties of herbs, veggies, annual flowers, natives, and perennials! All kinds of great things for your summer vegetable and herb gardens!

We also have rare and hard-to-find herbs and perennials for those of you with more eccentric tastes. And we added a lot more berry plants to our offerings this year. 3 different types of strawberries, red and purple raspberries, a wonderful medicinal black berry, gogi berries, aronias, grapes, mulberries, black and red currants, kiwis, and more. We will also have plenty of baby figs! 


We are offering our usual huge assortment of certified organic plants and seedlings! The plants and seedlings this year are looking really great!

Our herb selection is comprehensive  - both culinary and medicinal and even a lot of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs are being offered this year! Everything from Agrimony to Zaatar Oregano!!


More blooming flowers than ever before! 


And more "Crazy" Plants like Bananas and Gingers and Gorgeous Unusual Flowers to brighten your garden spaces. 


Check out our Variety Listings and our Plant Sale Page for more info! 

Registration:

These workshops are taught by Barbara Taylor-Laino, who has been growing food organically since the 1970's. She has extensively studied and researched in Biodynamic, Bio-intensive gardening, Permaculture-styled food production systems, etc., but she has also actively experimented and implemented this information in real-world environments. She has been gardening for and consulting on various levels and sizes of food production enterprises for over 10 years, growing for extensive plant & seedling sales for 9 years, and running her own certified organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm since 2006. These courses and workshops take place at her farm, Midsummer Farm, in beautiful Warwick, NY, about 1 hour from New York City.  

Midsummer Farm is a CSA farm, a plant and seedling nursery, and a teaching and demonstration farm. The main gardening practices or styles are unique to this farm, but are applicable from a raised 8x10' bed in a suburban backyard, to a community garden endeavor, to a rooftop garden in a city, to a micro-farm, to any multi-acred production farm... They are a combination of great food production techniques that work together to restore fertility, revitalize the land, and that create abundance. 

UPDATED 2/2/18 - Early 2018 events at midsummer Farm 



Refund Policies:


If you register for a workshop, but cannot make it to the class... we understand - things happen.


But please do give us the courtesy of a call or email letting us know that cannot make it! Especially during the growing season every minute counts for us - and we often run workshops with very few participants. So we may find ourselves first getting all prepped and ready for you and then sitting around waiting for you to show up. This is a very hurtful waste of farming time. So do let us know if you aren't going to show up! 


We will usually be able to let you use the workshop fee as a credit toward another workshop or for when the original workshop you signed up for runs again. We CANNOT offer a credit if you don't give us at least a day's notice that you won't be able to attend. OUR POLICY IS NO REFUNDS.


RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS

We usually send out an email reminder a day or so before the workshop. If there is bad weather or a cancellation for some other reason, we will let you know through email.


SO BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

Organic farming workshops and education as well as courses on using and growing herbs at our farm in Warwick, NY and on-line.


This page is regularly updated to reflect the current offerings and open days at Midsummer Farm.


Events and Workshops are listed below in chronological order. Dates are subject to change!​


A note on Midsummer Farm Workshops: 
Classes are taught from a strictly Holistic and Organic standpoint. Class size is kept small to ensure individual attention. Fees include all materials and supplies needed. Children are welcome; children under 5 are free. If more than one person from a single household is taking the workshop together, the second person may deduct $5 from the cost of the workshop.


Participants must register in advance for workshops. 


Please see our notes at the bottom of the page on refunds/cancellations...


More on our farm

Current Schedule and Calendar 


If a workshop is not currently on schedule to run, but you are interested in taking it -  please feel free to send us an email and let us you are interested!


Also, we love feedback! Please send us your thoughts and reviews of our workshops! 


Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA Program 


We are doing an Herbal CSA Program in 2018! Get a taste of our home-crafted and locally and organically grown herbal preparations and products on a monthly basis! Our herbs are grown in a respectful environment right here in Warwick and crafted into safe and effective healing salves, soothing balms, medicinal tinctures, tasty teas, and more. As an herbal CSA member, you'll collect 6 different herbal products each month! Take a look at the details here...


For more info, please click here


Starts Thursday, March 8th 2018 


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 2/28/18


Cost is $540 - if you register with full payment - you get 1 pick up free!

​You can register here, using PayPal:
(or feel free to email me for other registration options or any questions you may have  - barbara@midsummerfarm.com)









Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

More info, click here

Friday, November 23rd 2018

12 noon - 3 pm 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 11/9/18


Two ways to register:

1) $55.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($57.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Elecampane Workshop: Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medicine 

More info, click here

Tuesday, August 21st 2018
10 am to 12 noon
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 8/14/18


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:











Can't make our Seed Starting Workshops in person? Take the workshop online! You can view the videos and content at your own pace and feel free to ask me any questions you may have!  More info, click here             


Registration for ON LINE VERSION of Seed Starting Workshop

Allium and Brassica Pre-SALE

Saturday and Sunday - April 21st and 22nd 2018

9 am to 2 pm 


We designed this Allium and Brassica Pre-Sale for our gardener and farmer friends who want to plant in stages. So, we'll have a nice variety of cold-hardy plants and seedlings for sale that are ready to go in the ground! (Or you can hold them for a bit too.) We'll also have some hardy perennials for sale and other awesome plants. 

The Brassicas are all the dark leafy greens: kales, collards, cabbages, pak koi, broccoli, raabs, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, mustards, etc.


The Alliums are all the onion-flavored plants - leeks, chives, scallions, welsh onions, walking onions, bulbing or regular onions, etc. (We've again expanded our collection of perennial scallions this year!)


We'll also have chards, escaroles, endives, Chinese cabbages and broccolis, radicchios, chicories, parsleys, lettuces, many thymes, oreganos, sages, cilantro, cold-hardy flowers, celeries, cresses, dill, lovage, mints, many of our hard-to-find European greens like erba stella and agretti. We will also have asparagus crowns and seed potatoes as well. And we plan to have a lovely selection of cold hardy perennials and native plants and berries.


For info on our annual Plant Sales and varieties and species offered, click here. 

Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop

More info, click here

Saturday, March 24th 

10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 3/17/18


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Pick Ups Start Thursdays in

March 2018:​


March 8th 
April 19th 
May 3rd
June 21st
July 5th
August 2nd 
August 30th
September 6th 
September 20th 
October 11th 
October 25th 
November 8th

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Basic Organic Gardening 5-Session Course


More info, click here

WEDNESDAYS

     Session 1: February 28th 
     Session 2: March 14th
     Session 3: March 28th 
     Session 4: April 11th 
     Session 5: June 13th 


11 am - 3 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 2/17/18.




Register here:

(please email for other registration options)

This intensive course costs $395/person.









Lyme Protocol Herbs Workshop
May 2018 Tours and Weed Walk Registrations
Registration for Seed Starting Workshop IN PERSON/ON FARM
Growing and Using Herbal Nervines Workshop Registration

Our Living with Herbs Herbal Intensive Course Begins!


More info on this season-long course, click here


Starts Saturday, February 17th, 2018

10 am to 3 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 2/15/18










Drawing and Painting Holy Basils Workshop Registration

Workshop on Growing and Using Herbal Nervines

More info, click here

Wednesday, July 18th 2018
12 pm  - 2 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 7/11/18


Two ways to register:

1) $36.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $36/person.

2) Or you can register online ($38.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:









Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild Membership
Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)