Where soul meets soil 

Join us for nurturing and fun workshops around Poughkeepsie. No matter if you are coming to us or we come to you, we guarantee you'll leave having learned something new that you cam use everyday.   

 
 
 


Farm & Food Classes for Kids

Is your child an aspiring chef? A budding homesteader? Or does she just like to get her hands dirty? If so, sign up for one of our farm and food skill-building series for kids. Each series offers five classes, where kids get hands-on experience growing and preparing food, identifying vegetables, herbs and flowers, making projects, and having fun!

 
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Little Sprouts

Join us for an exciting adventure in preschool exploration! Parents and their children will experience nature from the smallest seed to the biggest sunflower as we create art and learn through taste, touch, stories, and music. This program is for children 2-5 years old and a parent, guardian, or other adult. Children will explore the farm, gardens, and the cycles of plant life. Each registration is for one adult-child pair.

 
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Junior Chefs

Our Junior Chefs will learn kitchen fundamentals such as knife skills, sautéing, roasting and stock-making while preparing deliciousseasonal snacks. On the menu are smoothies, stir fries, pickles, dips, jam, and more! Junior Chefs will learn to identify herbs and use them to add flavor to their food. All of our chefs will create their own recipe books to share with the whole family!

 

Food, farming & fun

Young people learn basic homesteading skills of growing food, making snacks with veggies from the farm, and making herb salves and other DIY projects. This new program focuses on exploring both our environment and sustainable living. Participants will keep a nature journal constructed out of their own handcrafted paper! 

Workshops for Adults and Families

PFP coordinates workshops for community members on topics related to growing, preparing, and preserving food. Past workshop topics include:

  • Herbs for Health & Healing
  • Fence Building
  • Hands On Garlic Planting
  • Food Preservation
  • Garden Planning
  • Caring for Your Garden Plants
  • Garden Fresh Snacks with Kids
  • Composting
  • Seed Saving and Seed Trading

* Please check events page for exact dates and times