midsummer Farm

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​​​​Bach Flower Remedy Weekend! 

Introductory Course on Bach Flower Remedies

August 17 & 18, 2019 right here at Midsummer Farm!

Two-day seminar
Cost: $350 
Teacher: Elise Ferencevych, BFRP

To Enroll, Contact: Elise at botanicalwaves@gmail.com OR visit

Homesteading (Backyard Food Prod) Course Registration

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             

THIRTEENTH Annual Plant & Seedling Sale

We'll be opening again for Plant Sales soon - dates and times TBA ! 

Herbal Course participants get in early - Friday May 10th starting at 1 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 500 culinary and medicinal herbs, plus annual flowers, native and pollinator-friendly flowers, over 20 different ferns, native woodland medicinals, unusual and collectible perennials! 

100 different tomato varieties in 2019!!

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! 

Can't make it to an open day? Email us for an appointment!


Building a Sustainable Herbal Apothecary Course

More info, click here

Sundays from 10 am to 3pm : 
     Session 1: Sunday, June 16th 
     Session 2: Sunday, June 30th
     Session 3: Sunday, July 14th
     Session 4: Sunday, July 28th
     Session 5: Sunday, August 11th

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 6/13/19

Register here:

(please email for other registration options)

This intensive course costs $485/person

Using Herbs with your Pets Workshop Registration

Using Herbs with your Pets Workshop

More info, click here

NOTE - NEW DATE!! Friday, June 21st 2019

11 am - 1 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Contact us! 

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:

Free Information Session on our Permaculture Design Certification Course! 

More info, click here

Sunday, August 25th 2019
11 am - 12 noon
Advanced Registration is Required! Simply email us at info@midsummerfarm.com to hold your spot!

Our Homesteading (Backyard Food Production) Course Begins!

More info on this season-long course, click here

Meets Friday afternoons....


Starts Friday, August 23rd 

1 to 4 pm

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 8/9/19

Cost is $465 - You can register here:

Free Information Session on our Permaculture Design Certification Course! 

More info, click here

Sunday, September 15th 2019
11 am - 12 noon
Advanced Registration is Required! Simply email us at info@midsummerfarm.com to hold your spot!

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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Herbs for Detoxification Workshop Registration

Herbs and Pets

We use herbs with our Cats and Dogs as well as part of our Natural Pet Program.

We'll be discussing Herbs as Superfoods, Herbs for preventing parasites, Calming herbs, Anti-inflammatory herbs, Allergies and herbs, Skin problems and herbs, and more as well as an Herbal-based whole food supplement mix. 

Free Information Session on our Permaculture Design Certification Course! 

More info, click here

Sunday, July 7th 2019
11 am - 12 noon
Advanced Registration is Required! Simply email us at info@midsummerfarm.com to hold your spot!

Herbal Apothecary Registration Options:
Registration for ON LINE VERSION of Seed Starting Workshop

The herbs we will focus on are: Burdock, Cleavers, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Chicory, Nettle, Milk Thistle, Marshmallow, Oregano, Red Sage, Red Root, Red Clover, Yerba Mansa... We will be tasting and discussing various ways to use these herbs, make herval products, harvest, and grow them. We will be in contact with the plants themselves in the garden. 

Workshop on Herbs for Detoxification and for Keeping Your Body Clean and Clear

More info, click here

Friday, July 5th 2019
11 am - 1 pm
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 7/1/19

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:

Our 2019/2020 Permaculture Design Certification Course Begins!

You will find tons of info and all the details on our course by clicking here

Start Date: Saturday, October 6th 2018

10 am to 4 pm

Advanced Registration is Required 

Cost is $985 - see our registration page for discount opportunities.

Please check out our full course outline/syllabus here:

We have a great panel of Guest Teachers:

See our Testimonials page:l

What exactly is Permaculture?

Free Info Sessions!

This seminar introduces you to Dr. Bach’s simple system of healing, teaching how to use
flower remedies to reduce stress, alleviate worry, and improve self-confidence and wellbeing.

The program provides detailed information on each of Dr. Bach’s 38 remedies
including client case studies and practical examples. It is recommended for those who wish
to use the system personally or begin to integrate it for use with clients, friends, and family.

Credits: 12.5 CE hours for NCBTMB, NCCAOM, and ANMCB
Pre-requisite for BIEP Level 2 and Practitioner Training

Bach Flower Essences include a collection of 38 single flower remedies, plus one combination remedy, Rescue Remedy. Bach Flower Therapy was developed nearly 80 years ago by the English physician, Edward Bach. Today, this safe and simple system of health care is used worldwide. Bach Flower Therapy contributes to overall health by balancing negative emotional patterns (such as fear, uncertainty and despair) that lead to negative behavior patterns and even physical manifestation of illness. The vibrational, energetic power of Bach Flower Essences lies in supporting the return to emotional harmony, and thus, better health.

We'll be meeting 14 Sundays
10 am to 4 pm

Day 1 - October 6th 2019
Day 2 - October 27th 2019
Day 3 - November 10th 2019
Day 4 - November 24th 2019
Day 5 - December 8th 2019
Day 6 - January 5th 2020
Day 7 - January 19th 2020
Day 8 - February 2nd 2020 
Day 9 - March 1st 2020
Day 10 - March 29th 2020
Day 11 - April 12th 2020
Day 12 - June 14th 2020
Day 13 - July 5th 2020
Day 14 - July 19th 2020
Possible Snow Date - August 2nd 2020

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 6/5/19 - Summer 2019 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.


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.


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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