Farmer Training & Events

The New Farm Project regularly organizes workshops on a wide variety of topics of interest to new and revisioning farmers in the Kingston area. Details and topics are posted here as they are confirmed. To ensure you don’t miss anything (including information on non-NFP workshops), be sure to sign up for our update on the left sidebar of this page.


Intro to Sustainable Beekeeping – This workshop is now FULLY BOOKED.

Where: Patchwork Gardens, 4649 Milburn Rd. Battersea

When: Sunday, April 29th

Rain Date: Sunday, May 6th

Time: 11am-2pm

Come join dedicated amateur beekeeper Claude Tardiff and learn about the practice of sustainable beekeeping with Top Bar hives. Workshop activities will include maintenance of an existing hive, starting a new hive and extracting and eating fresh honey.

Due to the limited number of protective bee jackets available, the workshop will only be open to five (5) participants (unless you happen to own your own bee jacket, in which case you can come without using one of the 5 spots – please indicate you have your own jacket when you register!). Please bring a snack, and wear long pants and closed shoes. NOTE: This workshop is being offered at no cost to participants.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – unless you have your own bee jackets – in which case just email us to let us know you will be coming!

A few photos from past New Farm Project workshops

Check out the photos below, or visit us on Flickr for lots more shots of farming community in action!

Frank Misek and workshop participants

Frank Misek and lambing workshop participants

Megan Joslin and a little lamb!

Megan Joslin and a little lamb!

John Slack's workshop on soil

John Slack's workshop on soil

Taking soil core samples

Taking soil core samples

Saturday May 15th, 10 AM – 3 PM

The morning will start with a farm tour of Wiseacres Farm, led by the owner, John Wise where visitors will get a chance to see the strawberries, garden, cattle, and field crops. The tour will be followed by a bag lunch networking break at noon (bring you own!).

In the afternoon John Wise will explain the in-depth the workings of his pastured poultry operation. They raise meat chickens on pasture using a moveable tarp covered shelter in conjunction with portable electrified netting. Besides the shelter system, he will discuss restricting feed in the critical first 3-4 weeks to virtually eliminate leg problems, probiotics, bedding, butchering, pricing and whatever else you want to talk about!

Wiseacres Farm is located at 1957 Centreville Road just West of the #4, North of Camden East. For an online map visit:

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