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. Many classes take place outside in the gardens and are weather-permitting. Participants must register in advance. Cooking classes take place in the farm kitchen or in the greenhouse and are hands-on; tasting is encouraged. NOTE: times and dates of workshops are subject to change.

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You can register for a workshop either using the Paypal drop down menu:

Spring 2015 Workshop Registration:

Or by simply clicking here:

Workshop Registration Form

Please download and print out the form, fill it out, and send it, with your check to:

Midsummer Farm, 156 East Ridge Road, Warwick, NY 10990

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Kitchen Dooryard Garden Workshop

Saturday, April 11th

10 am - 12 noon

This workshop takes the traditional garden style called the Colonial Dooryard Garden, which is designed around convenience and usefulness, and updates it for today's flavors and kitchens. We'll be discussing how to grow a variety of herbs, greens and compact vegetables that fit into this convenient and easy to care for growing model. Container and Raised Bed techniques will be major focuses. Cost is $36 (online cost is $38.50 to cover fees) | Registration closes 4/8/15.

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Gardening For Good Bugs Workshop

Saturday, April 11th

12:30 - 2:30 pm

This is one of our big gardening passions - we love bugs. The focus of this workshop is to garden for your good bugs - provide them what they need (and maybe a little extra) and regain balance in your garden to prevent the bad bugs from damaging your harvest. We'll get into native pollinators, honey bees, butterflies, predatory bugs and mites, etc. Cost is $36 (online cost is $38.50 to cover fees) | Registration closes 4/8/10

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Seed Starting for your Organic Garden Workshop

Thursday, April 16th

11 am - 1 pm

For over 8 years, we have been perfecting seed-starting, and I have come to realize that most of what home gardeners are told about it isn't complete and actually leads to failure or weak, unsatisfying seedlings. In this workshop, we'll demonstrate and go over how to start your own seeds professionally and successfully. We are also doing this organically and biodynamically - using herbal teas to prevent damping off, using organic nutrients, etc. For anyone planning a big garden, starting your own strong and healthy seedlings is imperative! Workshop takes place at Midsummer Farm | Cost is $36 (online cost is $38.50 to cover fees) | Registration closes 4/13/15.

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10 Common Herbs that Make Life Sparkle

Saturday, April 18th

12:30 - 2:30 pm

This workshop focuses on 10 common herbs that you probably have growing in your yard (or, if not, are easy to grow!) that can add SO MUCH to your household's health and well being:

These are all easy to grow (some have been classified as weeds). I find them to be cornerstones of herbal well-being, and I want to share how I use them in my household and everyday life. We'll go over identifying, how to harvest, drying, tincturing, freezing, etc. And we'll create some remedies, teas, and recipes using them to their fullest potential. Workshop takes place at Midsummer Farm | Cost is $36 ($38.50 online) | Registration closes 4/15/15.

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Backyard Organic Poultry Rearing Workshop

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 - 10 am - 12 noon

For anyone who has dreamed of walking out to your own chicken coop and collecting fresh eggs for breakfast, this course will guide you through starting up your own flock and in organic and natural rearing methods. We will discuss all of our secrets to Organic chicken care that we have discovered over the years. Chickens are wonderful stewards of the earth; and kept in proper conditions, chickens are valuable assets to the garden, lawn, and compost pile. They also provide backyard joy. They are easy to take care of, are not noisy or smelly, and are an important part of the Organic garden. (Please be sure to check with your town to make sure that chickens are allowed where you live.)

This is one of our most popular workshops, here is an outline of topics we cover:

Workshop takes place at Midsummer Farm |Cost is $36 ($38.50 online)| Registration closes 4/16/15

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Herbal and Compost Teas for the Garden

Thursday, April 30th

10 am to 12 noon

Plants enjoy tea too! Just as with human skin, plants can absorb many nutrients through the pores on their leaves. Plant teas are applied by spraying the plants foliar areas with nutrient dense brewed liquid fertilizer - or tea. We'll go over the basics of brewing plants teas made from aged manures, compost, and various herbs. And we'll also discuss the Biodynamic 500 prep. Making your own teas is simple and easy. The cost is minimal. And the whole process is so much more clean, graceful, and effective than buying expensive commercial fertilizers. Workshop takes place at Midsummer Farm | Cost is $36 ($38.50 online) | Registration closes 4/26/15.

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You can register for any of these workshops either using the Paypal drop down menu:

Spring 2015 Workshop Registration:

Or by simply clicking here:

Workshop Registration Form

Please download and print out the form, fill it out, and send it, with your check to:

Midsummer Farm, 156 East Ridge Road, Warwick, NY 10990

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