Adult Programming

Taught by local community members, artists, and professors, our adult enrichment classes offer focused instruction on a variety of subjects and skills. They are designed to engage participants in history, craft, agriculture, and ecology. Whether exploring the fiber arts, participating in an educational mushroom walk on our trails, or learning to make cheese, our programs will introduce you to new techniques and ideas and connect you to the local community.

Join us at the farm for an investigation of our past, present and future.

For more information contact the Education Department at (207) 650-3031 or education@pinelandfarms.org. *Stay up to date on scheduling and Program offerings here or by following us on Facebook.


Fiddlehead Forage

This 90 minute adventure will take you on a hike to the banks of the Royal River at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. Forage for fiddleheads with Retired Maine Game Warden Lt. Adam Gormely. His 35 + years in the Maine woods is sure to offer a knowledgeable and memorable experience. Learn where to find fiddleheads, how to prepare them, and then enjoy them in our favorite recipe when you return home. Morning and afternoon excursions available. Bring comfortable hiking boots and be prepared to hike at least 2 miles through flat and off trail conditions.

Availability: Thursday, May 13 – 6pm | Friday, May 14 – 6pm

Cost: $45pp

Pre-registration is required: https://shop.pinelandfarms.org/collections/events/products/mushroom-identification-walk-with-north-spore-mushrooms


Mushroom Cultivation Classes with North Spore!

Have you been looking for a way to level up and diversify your garden? Maybe you have a shady, soggy section in your yard that isn’t suited to vegetables? If this sounds like you, learning to be a mushroom farmer with North Spore is the answer! The focus of this class will be to educate participants in two different outdoor mushroom cultivation methods:

Log Inoculation & Mushroom Beds

Availability: Seasonal

Cost: $35pp

Pre-registration is required: https://shop.pinelandfarms.org/products/mushroom-cultivation-workshop


Mushroom Identification Walk

Join North Spore for an informative mushroom walk and learn about cultivation, foraging and local Maine mushroom species hosted here at Pineland Farms. North Spore is based out of Westbrook and specializes in fresh mushroom cultivation as well as producing “mushroom spawn” for home growers and mushroom farms.

This walk will be a great time to learn and ask all of your mushroom questions! Walks will meet at the Education Barn.

Baskets or mesh bags and pocket knives are encouraged for collecting.

Availability: Seasonal

Cost: $25pp

Pre-registration is required: https://shop.pinelandfarms.org/collections/events/products/mushroom-identification-walk-with-north-spore-mushrooms


Summer Garden Series

Located at the Garden on Freeport Rd. across from the main Pineland Farms Campus. Enjoy and relax in the beautiful garden surroundings. Stroll the winding paths or mingle with friends. We’ll be there to answer your garden questions in a casual setting. Iced Tea and light Pineland Farms refreshments will be served. Join us by yourself, with a friend, or in a group.

*Cash bar with beverages provided by The Black Tie Company will be served on select dates.

Availability: Seasonal
Tours available June, July, August & September.
Check Facebook Events or our Event Calendar for dates & times.

Cost: $10pp

Pre-register here: https://shop.pinelandfarms.org/collections/all-classes-events/products/summer-garden-series