Succession Planting: DOing a "Second spring"


One of the most fun times of the growing season for me is what I call Second Spring! I love cool weather vegetables, and in this area, our fluctuating temperatures can make growing Spring brassicas and greens a bit undependable. But when you plant these same cool weather crops in the late summer for Fall growing, they flourish dependably and have less insect problems, too! 


Sowing seeds in July also makes me feel like I'm getting a second chance with gardening and as I watch the new seedlings grow, it gives me a feeling of hope and happiness that there is still gardening and food to harvest into the winter months! 



Thinking about getting A greenhouse? 


We're putting aside some time to talk greenhouses!


We'll talk about our experiences with greenhouse growing - we'll discuss types, styles, possibilities for growing, limitations, balancing light and heat, cooling, heat sinks, succession planting, and season extension techniques, and all kinds of special considerations for growing under plastic or glass.


10 am to 12 noon
Friday, August 14th 2020


FREE - but you MUST RSVP via email or use the form to the right if you are attending this workshop! If you end up not being able to make it, you also MUST email us and let us know! PLEASE be conscious and respectful of our time! 


Using Biodynamics Workshop Registration

Let's Talk Small Business Building  


We're putting aside some time to talk about our experience with creating and developing a small sustainable and natural business!


Monday, August 3rd from 11 to 1 - Bring your lunch and we'll eat and chat! 

I'm imagining this as a way for me to share with people planning to start or just starting a new sustainably-minded business. I created Midsummer Farm 15 years ago and have been running it successfully ever since. We currently have 5 main enterprises making up our organic farm business. I will be sharing the processes I used in developing them as well as my mistakes and successes.


I am also seeing this as a way to network among like-minded local businesses. Should be a fun and useful long lunch! 


11 am to 1 pm, Monday, August 3rd 2020


FREE - but you MUST RSVP via email or use the form below if you are attending this workshop! If you end up not being able to make it, you also MUST email us and let us know! PLEASE be conscious and respectful of our time! 


We'll discuss varieties, seed-starting needs, companion planting, protection and season extension techniques, how to build a Kale-Yard, and more! 

Friday, July 3rd 2020 from 10 am - 12 noon 

$36 / $38.50 PayPal
Registration must be received by 6/26/20

Holiday Wreath Making 


3 hrs 
December 5th 2020

1-4 pm 


Participants will go home with their own fabulous wreath made from various evergreen trimmings and dried herbs. 

Workshop is hands on and takes place in the greenhouse over wintery and festive refreshments at Midsummer Farm.


Cost is $55 and includes all materials | Current Schedule | Registration  



New Workshops for 2020!

Registration for Pollinator Gardening for Bees, Wasps, more

midsummer Farm


Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 12/1/20

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:


Friday, April 17th 2020 

from 1 pm to 3 pm

$36 / $38.50 PayPal
Registration must be

received by 4/10/20

pollinator fun!

Butterflies

This workshop is all about how to create garden spaces that attract and support butterflies and their larvae!


We'll be talking about plants and varieties that work well, and we'll discuss how to arrange and group plants for optimal attraction and support. We will also focus on providing shelter, breeding and nursery areas, appropriate water and nutrient sources, larval food plants, safe areas for pupating, over-wintering areas, and other environmental things that these fabulous insects need to thrive.


We will be sure to focus both on feeding the butterflies and also the caterpillars. And we will discuss the most common species and their native plant components.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Registration

We'll discuss varieties, seed-starting needs, seed catalogs, and spend some time hands on winnowing!


Monday, August 17th 2020 

from 10 am - 12 noon 

$36 / $38.50 PayPal
Registration must be received by 8/10/20

Saturday, June 27th 2020 

from 10 am to 1 pm (Bring your lunch!) 

$46 - Registration must be received by 6/20/20

Pollinator Gardening for Butterflies Workshop Registration
Registration for Seed Saving Workshop

Friday, May 1st  2020 

from 1 pm to 3 pm

$36 / $38.50 PayPal
Registration must be

received by 4/25/20

How we use Biodynamics here at midsummer farm​


We have been experiencing the beauty and regenerative qualities of biodynamic agricultural practices since 2001. It has played a huge role in getting our farm into the energetically healthy state that it now has.


Biodynamic Agriculture is a form of natural growing that goes way beyond organic practices, paying attention to energy and natural rhythms, and consciously viewing the farm itself as an organism.


In this workshop, we'll be going over what we do here, biodynamically on a yearly basis. There will be a lot of hands-on intentional work for all to participate in.

pollinator fun!

Native Bees, Good-Wasps, and Friendly Flies


This workshop is all about how to create garden spaces that attract and support native bees, good wasps, and friendly flies, all of which are fabulous native pollinators and huge helpers in the vegetable garden as well as in landscaping! 


We'll be talking about plants and varieties that work well, and we'll discuss how to arrange and group plants for optimal attraction and support. We will also focus on providing shelter, breeding areas, water and nutrients, and other environmental things that these insects need to thrive. 

Succession Planting Second Spring Workshop Registration

Seed Saving 101


One of the most sustainable and rewarding things gardeners can do is save their own seeds! 


We've been saving seeds from a variety of vegetables as well as herbs and native plants for many many years and during this workshop we will share our experiences as well as provide you with all the ins and outs of genetic selection and rules for seed saving so you get pure beautiful heirloom and open-pollinated seeds to use year after year. 


NOTE - All workshops must be registered in advance. Take note of deadlines for registration.  Registration forms and options can be found on our Current Schedule Page. Info on refunds and more can also be found on the Current Schedule Page. Please email me with any questions you may have! 


Workshops are informal in style and designed to be a fun outing where you also learn and socialize! We hope you'll join us soon!