Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center is pleased to be able to offer a variety of hands-on workshops for farmers, home gardeners, and others interested in food and agriculture. Current series include:
Say cheese! Have you wanted to learn how to make your own batches of cheese? Or, are you simply intrigued by the art and science of cheesemaking? In this series, join Hawthorne Valley Farm’s cheesemaker, Peter Kindel, for hands-on workshops in home cheesemaking.
Herbs at the Farm Join in gathering herbs such as yarrow, plantain, and violet from Hawthorne Valley Farm's cultivated farm garden and from the wild. Transform these herbs into practical, helpful oils, scrubs, balms, and creams. No previous experience required. Taught by certified herbalist Margo Mullein.
Backyard Biodynamics: Holistic gardening on two acres or less One of the beauties of Biodynamic principles is that they can be practiced on both a large and a small scale. This series of workshops offers a way for home gardeners and professional, small-scale farming practitioners to become acquainted with the methods and practices of Biodynamic agriculture. The 2013 series includes five workshops; $45 each.
Farm Beginnings Skills Workshops These workshops are open to the public and offer themes and topics to augment and support the class sessions offered in the Farm Beginnings Whole Farm Planning Course.