midsummer Farm

Baking Bread Workshop

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CANCELLED for 2020 

10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required 


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:


Succession Planting: Doing a "Second Spring"


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CANCELLED for 2020 

From 10 am - 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required


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:


Plotting Out Your Home Organic Garden Workshop


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CANCELLED for 2020 

​9 am - 12 noon 


Advanced Registration is Required


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:


Seed Starting Workshops


Can't make our Seed Starting Workshop in person? 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! 


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Dressing Your Salad - Creating Salad Dressings Workshop

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CANCELLED for 2020 

1 pm  - 3 pm 
Advanced Registration is Required 


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:









Plotting Your Organic Garden Workshop Registration
Elecampane Workshop Registration
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop Registration
June Weed Walk

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. 


Making Homemade Pet Food Workshop 

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CANCELLED for 2020 

10 am - 12 noon
Advanced Registration is Required


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:


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


CANCELLED for 2020  

from 10 am - 12 noon 

$36 / $38.50 PayPal
Registration in advance required

Herbal and Compost Teas for the Garden Workshop

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CANCELLED for 2020 

1 pm - 3 pm
Advanced Registration is Required


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:

Growing and Using Herbal Nervines Workshop


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CANCELLED for 2020 

10 am to 12 noon 
Advanced Registration is Required 


​​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:

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


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3 Mondays
CANCELLED for 2020 
Advanced Registration is Required 


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:



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. 

On-Line Registration for 10 Common Herbs that Make Life Sparkle
Creating Salad Dressings Workshop Registration


Grounding with Plants Sessions  


More of an experience than a workshop, sessions will be an opportunity to put your feet on the earth reconnecting electrically with the earth current. 


Each of the six sessions will be in a different location on the farm. And adding to the benefits of simple grounding with awareness and/or meditation, we will be adding a plant focus to each session as well. 


Sessions are 9 - 11 on Saturday mornings. Plan to arrive by 9 to be settled by 9:15. 


$60 for the 6 sessions.


CANCELLED for 2020 



Making Herbal Salves Workshop Registration
Bread Baking Workshop Registration

Tree Herbalism Workshop - Rescheduled ! Still time to register! 

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A 3-day workshop focusing on using trees as medicines. 
Workshop class meetings are spread across the 3 important time periods of seasonal tree growth.


Timing is 11 am to 2 pm

CANCELLED for 2020 


​$108.00  per person - Registration must be made in advance.






Using Biodynamics Workshop Registration


Advanced Registration is Required 

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:


Weed Walk - Looking for Wild Herbs -

at Midsummer Farm


Purslane, Plantain, St. John's Wort...
We'll forage and find a wide diversity of wonderful edible and medicinal "weeds" that have sprung up and volunteered around our garden-farm. (We did encourage them a bit!) These same "weeds" are probably growing in your yard and garden too! And now you'll be able to safely recognize and identify them.
​CANCELLED for 2020 
$20 per person - Please register in advance 


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:

12 Fishes Christmas Eve Dishes Workshop

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CANCELLED for 2020 

11 am - 1 pm/2 pm or so...
Advanced Registration is Required


Two ways to register:

1) $42.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. This workshop costs $42/person.

2) Or you can register online ($44.50 with fee) and pay using PayPal:

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! 


Succession Planting Second Spring Workshop Registration

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! 


Drawing and Painting Holy Basils Workshop Registration

Making Herbal Infused Salves, Ointments, and Lip Balms Workshop

More info, click here

CANCELLED for 2020 

10 am - 12 noon 


Advanced Registration is Required

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:









10 Common Herbs that Make Life Sparkle Workshop


More info, click here

CANCELLED for 2020 
Advanced Registration is Required


$10.00  - You can register right here using PayPal:








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Pollinator Fun!  Butterflies


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CANCELLED for 2020 

1 pm  - 3 pm
Advanced Registration is Required 


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:

Registration for Pollinator Gardening for Bees, Wasps, more
Herbal and Compost Teas for the Garden Workshop Registration

Holiday Wreath Making 


3 hrs 
CANCELLED for 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  



Pollinator Fun! 

​Native Bees, Good-Wasps, and Friendly Flies


More info, click here

CANCELLED for 2020 

1 pm  - 3 pm
Advanced Registration is Required


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:

Grounding with Plants Sessions Registration
Registration for ON LINE VERSION of Seed Starting Workshop

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! 


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.

Growing and Using Herbal Nervines Workshop Registration
Tree Herbalism Workshop Registration

Elecampane Workshop: Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medicine 

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CANCELLED for 2020 
10 am to 12 noon
Advanced Registration is Required


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:









Pollinator Gardening for Butterflies Workshop Registration

Herbs for Winter Wellness Workshop

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CANCELLED for 2020 

1 pm  - 3 pm
Advanced Registration is Required


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

More info, click here

CANCELLED for 2020 

10 am - 1 pm
Advanced Registration is Required 


Two ways to register:

1) $44.00 - Click here to register for this workshop using our downloadable form and send with check by regular mail. 

2) Or you can register online ($46.00 with fee) and pay using PayPal:

Registration for Seed Saving Workshop
Homemade Pet Food Workshop Registration
Registration:
12 Fishes Workshop Registration

CANCELLED for 2020 

(Bring your lunch!) 
$46 - Registration must be received in advance


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.  

2020 events at midsummer Farm 

(Updated 7/7/20)​ 


We are currently only holding workshops online at this point due to the COVID19 pandemic. We are looking forward to getting back to in-person, on-farm events and workshops as soon as it is safe.




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