We are offering this workshop day free to all our past permaculture students. It is $40 for any one else who would like join us, which includes all supplies, hands-on practice with our designing and evaluation tools, and a fabulous handout! 

Saturday, April 28th, from 1 to 4 pm 

If you plan to be a part of this, you must let me know or register by Tuesday, April 24th! 

We'll be meeting 10

Sundays:
1 pm to 4 pm
6/3/18 
7/22/18

8/12/18

8/26/18

9/16/18


9/30/18

10/21/18

11/11/18

11/25/18

12/9/18


Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop Registration

Herbal Primer: 25-30 Important and Easy to Grow Herbs for your Herb Garden

More info, click here


3 sessions:
Saturday, May 26th 
Saturday, June 2nd 
Saturday, June 9th 

11am to 1 pm

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 5/15/18


Two ways to register:

1) $108.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $108/person.

2) Or you can register online ($114.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:








Eggs available now at Midsummer Farm! 


$9 per dozen - for the very best eggs a person can buy - nutrient dense and ridiculously delicious! 


$6 per half-dozen for duck eggs


Check out why our eggs are so different here...




Email us to come by and pick up or swing by our May Plant Sales! 

Homesteading (Backyard Food Prod) Course Registration

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:









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Lyme Protocol Herbs Workshop

10 Common Herbs that Make Life Sparkle Workshop

More info, click here

Tuesday, May 22nd 

10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 5/15/18


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:









May 2018 Tours and Weed Walk Registrations
Growing and Using Herbal Nervines Workshop Registration

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:









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:









Table-in-the-Field Midsummer Dinner

Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop

More info, click here

Sunday, May 27th

10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 5/24/18


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:









New and Last Minute Workshop - Creating a Garden Design


Garden Design - One of our big goals for this season is to start converting more of our big field space from being annual-based into a more perennial based planting plan. We planted a nice group of small fruit trees and are going to be building guilds around the trees to support their growth and the garden ecosystem as a whole.


I thought this could be a great learning experience for people wanting to create and develop design drawings... You don't have to be good at drawing - you just need a vision! During this workshop, I am planning to build drawings with the group and help you create your own at the same time - gleaning skills you can apply to all sorts of projects.








Midsummer Table-in-the-Field Dinner Party 


Saturday, July 28th at 4 pm 

(raindate: August 11th) 


Details and More! 


Reserve your spot: $100 per person 



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! 

Our Homesteading (Backyard Food Production) Course Begins!


More info on this season-long course, click here


Sunday, June 2rd

1 to 4 pm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 5/23/18


Cost is $465 









Click here to go to our registration page, with some discount opportunities.









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 4/17/18 - Spring 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! 


Registration:

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:









Elecampane Workshop Registration



There's still plenty of time to start seeds! Take our seed-starting  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             


Herbal and Compost Teas for the Garden Workshop Registration
On-Line Registration for 10 Common Herbs that Make Life Sparkle
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. 

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:









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:

Creating a Garden Design Workshop Registration
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Registration

Herbal and Compost Teas for the Garden Workshop

More info, click here

Tuesday, June 12th

10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 6/5/18


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