Our hands-on cooking classes are geared to cooks of all levels who want to learn some new techniques or styles of cuisine and who want to have a fun evening out and a delicious dinner.  We are happy to schedule private cooking classes. Limit: 10 to 12 people.

Kids’ Cooking Class ** August 18

Emily Florentino’s magical mix for 5 to 12 year olds — creating several delicious (yet healthy!) foods, touring the farm, playing a game and making a craft. Kids take home their craft, recipes, food they’ve made, and expanded palates.  Food allergies accommodated with advance notice.  

Forage and Feast

Ethnobotanist Hayden Stebbins (www.haydensharvest.com) returns to teach us all about our wild plants — what’s edible, medicinal, poisonous …  Learn what’s possibly more nutritious in your own yard than from our fields!  Gather ingredients for a delicious, filling feast (GF and DF), and then prepare and enjoy same together in the Inn dining room.  BYOB welcome.  16 people max.  $65 + tax.


Cultivate Your Sleep(™)

Our bodies are much like the Earth: to everything there is a season. Just as fields must lie fallow for a time to be able to bring forth healthy abundance, so must we lie fallow at night to create good mental and physical health, enabling us to live our best possible lives.    

In this part lecture, part interactive workshop, we will discuss the Earth’s and our bodies’s needs for rest: what’s going on when it seems we’re “doing nothing”; why lying fallow matters; and how to tend to that critical sleep time. Hear one person’s experience of sleep disorders, misdiagnosis, and path of recovery, discovering in the process how our health is intricately embedded in the natural world.

Participants have opportunities for Q & A and will leave with a personal written Cultivate Your Sleep Plan in hand: what they think is working well for their sleep; how to talk to their physicians about any issues; and finally, what “weeding” they think needs to happen, and what “amendments” they’d like to add.

Si Baker-Goodwin, EdD is a patient sleep advocate.  She has taught weekend-intensive courses for Lesley University and was formerly a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts. More recently she was the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Outcomes Network at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston; an invited patient speaker at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in 2018; and has been invited to join NIH’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board.  She credits part of her recovery to developing a sustaining relationship with the farm itself at White Gate.