midsummer Farm


Saturdays, 10 am - 3pm

January 20th
February 17th
March 10th
April 7th
June 16th
July 7th
July 21st
August 4th
August 18th
September 8th
October 13th
November 3rd

Our Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course Begins!

More info on this season-long course, click here

Sunday, October 1st 2017

10 am to 4 pm

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 9/30/17

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

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We'll be meeting 14 Sundays:
10 am to 4 pm
Day 1 - October 1st 2017
Day 2 - October 29th  2017
Day 3 - November 12th 2017
Day 4 - December 10th 2017
Day 5 - January 14th 2018
Day 6 - January 28th 2018
Day 7 - February 11th 2018
Day 8 - February 25th 2018
Day 9 - March 4th 2018
Day 10 - March 18th 2018
Day 11 - April 15th 2018
Day 12 - June 10th 2018
Day 13 - June 24th 2018
Day 14 - July 15th 2018
Possible Snow Date - July 29th 2018

Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)
Permaculture Design Certification Course Registration

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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Current Schedule and Calendar 

Building an Herbal Apothecary Course 2!

If you have already taken our First Apothecary Course, this is Part 2! 

More info on this 6 day intensive course, click here

Starts Friday, February 2nd 2018 

10 am to 3 pm

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

Cost is $585 - Early-Bird Discount available for those who sign up by 12/1/17

​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)

Herbal Apothecary Registration Options:

Our Living with Herbs Herbal Intensive Course Begins!

More info on this season-long course, click here

Starts Saturday, January 20th, 2018

10 am to 3 pm

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 1/10/18

Starting Fridays in February 2018:​

Day 1 - February 2nd 
Day 2 - March 16th 
Day 3 - April 13th 
Day 4 - June 29th
Day 5 - July 27th 
Day 6 - August 24th

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 Fall  & early Winter events at midsummer Farm 2017/2018

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.


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!