midsummer Farm



Crafting with Herbs Workshop

For more info, please click here! 


Four afternoon sessions - we will work with herbs from a craft and artful perspective.


Workshop days will be completely hands-on and you'll be going home after each session with a variety of creations. 

4  Sessions - 1 pm - 4 pm

Saturday afternoons: 

February 8th, February 22nd, March 7th, and March 14th 2020

$220.00 per person; all the herbs and materials are included in price 
Registration in advance required; registration due by February 1st 2020.


Register here, or you can send us a check by mail. 


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, January 23rd 


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 12/25/19


Cost is $495 - 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)









Seed Starting Workshops


Can't make our Seed Starting Workshop in person? Take it 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             



Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop Registration
Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)

Starting Fridays in January 2020, 1-4 pm :​


1/3/20
1/24/20
2/7/20
2/21/20
3/13/20
4/3/20
5/29/20
6/19/20
7/3/20
7/24/20
8/7/20
8/21/20
9/11/20

10/9/20
10/23/20
11/6/20
12/11/20

Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA Program

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. 

Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild Membership

Pick Ups Start Thursdays in

January 2020:​


January 23rd

February 20th

March 12th 
April 2nd 
May 28th
June 18th
July 23rd
August 20th 
September 10th  
October 8th 
November 5th

December 10th

Crafting with Herbs Workshop Registration

Tree Herbalism Workshop

For more info, click here! 


A 3-day workshop focusing on using trees as medicines. 
Workshop class meetings are spread across the 3 important time periods of seasonal tree growth.


Timing is 11 am to 2 pm


Takes place on Thursdays - March 19th, May 21st, and July 2nd 2020


​$108.00  per person - Registration must be made in advance. Registration closes March 10th


Register here, or you can send us a check by mail. 





January 3rd 2020  - Herbal Guild Work Begins

SORRY ALL FULL FOR 2020!!


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


Starts Friday, January 3rd  - 17 hands-on project-based sessions. 1-4 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 12/1/19


Regular pricing $832  (or 3 installments of $285 - first payment due at registration, 2nd due on March 1st, and 3rd due on June 1st.)


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)


​Early bird discount of $50 if you register before 11/30/19. - Cost would be $782 and still include the CSA membership!





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! 


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Our 8th Annual Living with Herbs Course Begins Sunday, January 26th


This is a chronological learning experience where I share what I do with herbs throughout the entire course of a year. Propagating, seed-starting, growing, harvesting, storing, cooking, making healing teas, tinctures, salves, and more! 


More info on this season-long course, click here



Includes supplies, two books, and lunch.


Takes place on Sundays this year.


Classes begin Sunday, January 26th 2020 - see schedule to right for rest of class days.


10 am to 3 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 12/15/19


Early Bird Discount Available of you register before 11/30/19 - $50 off! 


Register here, through Pay Pal:









Dates for our 2020 Living with Herbs Course:


Sundays, 10 am - 3pm


1/26/20

2/9/20

2/23/20

3/15/20

4/5/20

6/28/20

7/12/20

8/9/20

8/23/20

9/13/20

10/11/20

11/8/20




Registration for ON LINE VERSION of Seed Starting Workshop
Tree Herbalism Workshop Registration

Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop

More info, click here

Saturday, January 11th 2020
11 am to 1 pm  
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 1/5/20


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 Apothecary Registration Options:

Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary Course 

More info, click here


​Starting Fridays in June 2020:
10 am to 3 pm:
Session 1: Friday, June 26th 
Session 2: Friday, July 10th
Session 3: Friday, August 28th
Session 4: Friday, September 25th 
Session 5: Friday, October 16th ​


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration Closes 6/15/20


Register here:

(please email for other registration options)

This intensive course costs $485/person


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 15 years, growing for extensive plant & seedling sales for 14 years, and running her own organically grown 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.  

2020 events at midsummer Farm !

(Updated 12/11/19)


We will be adding more events and workshops as we move into the winter months - PLEASE Check back soon! 



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...


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