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Throughout the season we invite you to explore hands-on experiences both on and off the farm. From floral design to wreath making to happy hours in the hoop house. Learn to make a beautiful centerpiece, or how to cultivate blueberries, how to keep a worm bin and how to make a foraged wreath. A little something for everyone - so grab a friend and find some joy!

See below for upcoming workshops. Registration opens 30 days prior. Join our mailing list so you don't miss it! Subscribers will receive first notice of new workshops, early registration and exclusive discounts. 

about your teachers

Most floral design and wreath workshops will be taught by Kirsten. Kirsten is a self-taught floral designer with over 3 years of professional design experience ranging from small elopement ceremony pieces and baby shower flowers to large-scale, multi-day events and full-service weddings. 

Garden and permaculture visionary, Keith, leads all things farming, from basic 101 to novel growing techniques, and regenerative farming principles. Keith has been growing immaculate gardens for decades from a small urban plot to 1/4-acre plantings, he's mastered multiple methods useful in the home garden, backyard farm and even on a window sill. He's also our resident compost and vermicomposting expert. 

Occasionally we may bring in guest teachers to share on special topics including blueberry cultivation, native pollinator habitat, fruit tree management, and more. 

Upcoming Workshops

Brews & Boughs
Evergreen Wreath Workshop
12/9 - 6pm
Diversion Brewing, Montour Falls

Brews & Boughs
Evergreen Wreath Workshop
12/16 - 6pm
Ill Eagle Taphouse, Elmira

Get in the spirit and learn to make your own evergreen wreath while sampling the region's finest craft beer. We'll bring the fresh and foraged boughs, frame and wire, snips and a velvet bow. A free drink on us, and light snacks to boot. Just bring a friend and your holiday cheer.

Registration Now Open. 

Warm up by the fire in one of Elmira's historic downtown buildings, converted into a taphouse serving up fantastic local beer, and learn to wreath with us. We'll provide everything you need to craft a stunning, long-lasting, extra fragrant evergreen wreath. Your first drink is on us, and light snacks will be served. Grab your mom, or your neighbor, or the nearest stranger and let's get holly jolly. 

Registration Now Open. 

Spring Centerpiece Workshop
5/21 or 6/4
Barnstead Farmstead, Horseheads

Spring, the season of ephemeral flowers. Wake up from the long winter with a stunning spring centerpiece featuring those the long-awaited bulb flowers - tulips, daffodils, anemones & ranunculus - the early blooming foliage, and our favorite spring bloomer - peonies! Tour the farm in early spring as we prep the fields for new crops and start harvesting those first cool season flowers. All materials will be provided, abundant flowers will be available to work with, your vase goes home with you! Light refreshments served. Class time 1.5-2 hours.   

Early Registration Available - what a great holiday gift! (hint, hint)

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