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! 

Dates for our 2021 Living with Herbs Course:

Sundays, 10 am - 3pm

March 21 2021
April 25th 2021
May 9th 2021
June 13 2021
July 18th 2021
August 8 2021
August 22 2021
September 5 2021
September 19 2021
October 3 2021
October 17 2021
November 7 2021

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Registration for ON LINE VERSION of Seed Starting Workshop

We'll be meeting 12 Fridays:

1 pm to 4 pm

Day 1 - 2/12/21 
Day 2 - 2/26/21 
Day 3 - 3/12/21
Day 4 - 3/26/21
Day 5 - 4/9/21 
Day 6 - 4/30/21
Day 7 - 5/28/21
Day 8 - 6/11/21
Day 9 - 7/2/21
Day 10 - 7/30/21
Day 11 - 8/27/21
Day 12 - 9/24/21

Our Homesteading (Backyard Food Production) Course Begins February 12th 2021!

More info on this season-long course, click here

Meets Friday afternoons - 1 to 4 pm

Advanced Registration is Required 

Cost is $465 - You can register here:

We'll be meeting 14 Saturdays
10 am to 4 pm

1/16/21 - Day 1
1/30/21 - Day 2
2/13/21 - Day 3
2/27/21 - Day 4
3/13/21 - Day 5
3/27/21 - Day 6
4/10/21 - Day 7
4/17/21 - Day 8
6/5/21 - Day 9
6/19/21 - Day 10
7/10/21 - Day 11
7/31/21 - Day 12
8/28/21 - Day 13 
9/25/21 - Day 14
10/9/21 - Possible Make-Up Day

The 2021 Permaculture Course is full! But consider joining us for our 2022 course!

Our 8th Annual Living with Herbs Course Begins Sunday, March 21st 

This is a chronological learning experience where I share what I do with 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 great books.

Takes place on Sundays this year.

Classes begin Sunday, March 21st - see schedule to right for rest of class days.

10 am to 3 pm

Advanced Registration is Required


Register here, through Pay Pal:

The 2021 Permaculture Course is full! But consider joining us for our 2022 course!

Seed Starting Workshop

We won't be doing our Seed Starting Workshop in person this year -  but you can take it 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             

Current Schedule and Calendar 

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. 

Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)
Homesteading (Backyard Food Prod) Course Registration

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.


Our 2021 Permaculture Course will start on January 16th and take place over 14 Saturdays. 

You will find tons of info and all the details on our course by clicking here

10 am to 4 pm

Advanced Registration is Required 

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

Please check out our full course outline/syllabus here:

We have a great panel of Guest Teachers:

See our Testimonials page:

What exactly is Permaculture?

Free Info Sessions!

We will be running a select group of workshops and courses that we feel are important and worth while. We are limiting the number of students though and the course structure is changing to be mostly outside. So prepare for weather! Safety is our number one concern - proper social distancing will be required as well as other safety precautions as recommended at the time. Hopefully our entire season won't be over shadowed by Covid, but we will make it work safely and it will be fun and educational! 

Covid has changed much of our day to day lives - but it is also an opportunity to refocus and redirect our energies and our lives. We cannot even express how good we felt that we were growing our own clean and densely nutritious food right at our home. And we felt such gratefulness with how much our farm and the nature-inspired landscape helped to protect and energize us. We regretted that we were not able to share and teach through this period when people really needed it! The courses we teach are designed to give you the info and experience to successfully create sanctuary, health, and nutrition for your selves, for others, and for the environment at large. Hope you will find the opportunity to join us. 

We do a big selection of 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. 

Participants must register in advance for workshops. 

Please see our notes at the bottom of the page on refunds/cancellations...

More on our farm

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 15 years, growing for extensive plant & seedling sales for 14 years, and running her own organically grown 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.