midsummer Farm

2019 Schedule 

Thursdays, 10 am - 3pm



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:

Our 7th Annual Living with Herbs Course Begins!

This is a chronological learning experience where I share what I do with my 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 Thursdays this year.

Classes begin Thursday, January 17th 2019 - see schedule to right.

10 am to 3 pm

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

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

Register here, through Pay Pal:

Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild Membership
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Registration
Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)

Fridays starting in January 2019, 1-4 pm :​


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Herbal Guild Work Begins 

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

Starts Friday, January 18th - 17 hands-on project-based sessions in all from 1-4 pm

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

Regular pricing is $832

$50 Early Bird Discount if you register before 11/30/18

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)

If you register and pay in full before 11/30/19, you can take $50 off! Cost would be $782 and still include the CSA membership!

Or we can split up payments into 3 payments of $285 - first payment due at registration, 2nd due on March 1st, and 3rd due on June 1st.

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. 

WINter and early 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...

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!