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#NewsFlash | Nature is at your fingertips with #BarnCam
Stay indoors and enjoy The Great Outdoors!
The Queens County Farm Museum launched #BarnCam on Monday, March 23, at 4 pm.
Available via the historic venue’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, #BarnCam offers daily glimpses of the property provided remotely by staffers such as Director of Education Ali Abate and Director of Agriculture Anne Mastrogiacomo. Spring has sprung so followers can watch the season unfold as seeds germinate in the greenhouse and the fields are tilled, plowed, and planted. (The birds and bees do what comes naturally.)
The first week of programming follows.
Monday, March 23: Pop Quiz – Which Farm Animal Are You?
Tuesday, March 24: The Daffodil Project 9/11 Memorial
Wednesday, March 25: Wild Recipes for Spring – Dandelion Pesto
Thursday, March 26: Four Season Farming in Cold Frames
Friday, Match 27: Do-It-Yourself Butter Churning
Saturday, March 28: Farm Animal Feature – Goats on the Farm
Sunday, March 29: Planting Guide for your Spring Garden
Expect more recipes, craft and cooking tutorials, farm animal videos, photos, how-to’s for being at home, and storytime for kids.
Spread out over more than 47 acres in Glen Oaks, Queens Farm is the largest working farm in NYC. It features animals, planting fields, a vineyard, and the restored Cornell Farmhouse, which dates back to the Adriances, a Dutch family that lived there from 1697 to 1808.
Editor’s note: Queens Farm is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and might make adjustments to upcoming programs. However, as of March 14, Spring events are still on the calendar. The plans — which include the annual Barnyard Egg Hunt, Children’s Carnival, and Sheep Shearing — will be revisited by April 1.
Images: Queens County Farm Museum