Teachable Moments

When visiting the Finger Lakes Region, take some time to learn about our large farm culture and the importance it brings to our community. Many of our farms offer educational experiences to help you engage with our land and learn more about permaculture.

At Healing Spirits Herb Farm & Education Center, the owners pride themselves on “taking care of the land that takes care of us.” The farm is surrounded by 30 acres of farmland that is grounded with holistic roots that have been worked to create the finest quality of medicinal herbs. From these herbs, extracts, teas, infused oils, salves and creams are made. The healing energy of these plants is believed to have positive effects on our spiritual, emotional and mental selves.

Nestled in the rolling hills west of Watkins Glen, Farm Sanctuary is home to more than 500 rescued farm animals. Guests are invited to take a guided tour and learn more about farm animals and the vegan lifestyle. Visitors can even stay right at the Sanctuary in cabins or tiny houses.

Farmland Animal Park is an 18 acre family-owned farm located in Wyncoop Creek Valley of Chemung. The peaceful and charming country setting makes for the perfect weekend activity or school field trip. While exploring the land, visitors are welcome to feed and engage with the animals that roam. These hands-on activities make for great learning experiences.

Bluebird Trail Farm offers classroom educational programs that teaches students about animal welfare and allows them to learn about fiber producing animals. Fields trips to the farm are also offered and include a full farm tour.

Cayuta Sun Farm serves as a central hub for permaculture knowledge and education. The farm offers apprenticeships and courses that allow community members to learn about permaculture and gain agricultural skills. Whether you sign up for a class, learn about holistic herbs or just spend the day on the farm, there’s always opportunities to learn about Finger Lake’s agriculture!

Bluebird Trail Farm

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Ever Green Farm CSA

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Farmland Animal Park

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Hawk Meadow Farm

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Healing Spirits Herb Farm & Education Center

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Lucky Dog Farm

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Peaceweaver Organic Farm CSA

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Twisted Tree Nut Farm

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USDA NRCS Plant Material Center

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Wellspring Forest Farm

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Bluebird Trail Farm

Bluebird Trail Farm

Bluebird Trail Farm is a diverse farm that uses natural and sustainable practices. Located in the hills of Corning, NY, the farm offers a variety of fresh agricultural products and nature activities in a safe and friendly environment. They are […]

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Ever Green Farm CSA

Vegetable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), membership is rerquired.

Farmland Animal Park

Farmland Animal Park

An 18-acre family farm with one mile of road to stroll through visiting a variety of animals in a peaceful country setting. Beautiful kids playground with observation deck and picnicking facilities. Open everyday, all year round! 8 am until dark!

Hawk Meadow Farm

Hawk Meadow Farm

Hawk Meadow Farm specializes in log-grown woodland mushrooms and medicinal tinctures made from their mushrooms. Educational workshops on sustainable agriculture and health-related topics. Tours of the farm are available by reservation, call to schedule. Camping available at the farm.

Healing Spirits Herb Farm & Education Center

Healing Spirits Herb Farm

NOFA-NY certified organic medicinal herb farm growing over 60 botanicals. On farm store, group classes offered on salve making, tea blending, herbal cosmetics and much more. Healing Spirit Herb Farm and Education Center The 30 acre farm is located in […]

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Lucky Dog Farm

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At Lucky Dog Farm they are focused on growing the best gourmet salad greens, micro-greens and herbs possible. They also grow a smaller quantities of a wide variety of seasonal vegetables.

Peaceweaver Organic Farm CSA

Peaceweaver Organic Farm

Peaceweaver Organic Farm CSA provides fresh, organic, nutritious produce in season through farm shares June – October.

Twisted Tree Nut Farm

Twisted Tree Farm is a 20-acre homestead and nursery specializing in nut trees, berry bushes, and perennials. The public is welcome to the annual Nut Bonanza in the fall. They offer educational classes and fun, family events throughout the year.

USDA NRCS Plant Material Center

Big Flats Plant Materials Center (NYPMC)

The Big Flats Plant Materials Center (NYPMC) develops plant-based conservation technologies and adapted plants for the Northeast U.S. Resource concerns addressed by the NYPMC are cover crops and soil health; water quality and nutrient management; native plants; agroforestry; wildlife habitat […]

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Wellspring Forest Farm

Wellspring Forest Farm

Forest farm products including mushrooms, duck eggs, pastured lamb, and maple syrup. Wellspring Forest Farm offers classes to build the skills to become active stewards of woodland resources. Stay on their working farm in a yurt, available to book now.

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