A 400-acre Biodynamic farm in central Columbia County, NY

Classes & Workshops

Say Cheese!

Join Hawthorne Valley Farm’s cheesemaker, Peter Kindel, for a series of hands-on workshops in home cheese making. Take individual classes or the full series.

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.

Watch this page for dates and workshop listings.


Upcoming Events View Past Events

Ecology Walk: Sunset Rock (Taconic State Park), Copake

Sun, Jun 15

Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for leisurely walk along the Taconic Ridge trail.… Read more

Ecology Walk: Firetower (Beebe State Forest), Austerlitz

Sun, Jun 1

Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a climb up the hill and a… Read more

Spring Flower Walk: No-Bottom-Pond (Beebe State Forest), Austerlitz

Sun, May 18

Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely (but somewhat long) walk through… Read more

Spring Flower Walk: Floodplain Forest on private land in Chatham Center

Sun, May 11

Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely walk in the floodplain of… Read more

Spring Flower Walk: Floodplain Forest on Hawthorne Valley Farm

Sat, May 3

Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program in welcoming spring during a leisurely early-morning walk… Read more

Spring Flower Walk: Douglas Knob, private land in New Lebanon

Sun, Apr 27

Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program in welcoming spring during a leisurely walk to… Read more