Backyard Weeds Workshop at The Farmers’ Museum

Backyard Weeds Workshop at The Farmers’ Museum


June 15, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Highway 80 (Lake Road) PO Box 30, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, 13326

Event Type

This program explores the many uses of plants that most of us refer to as weeds.

Workshop: Backyard Weeds Expanded

Saturday, June 15, 2024 • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Members $85 / Non-members $95. Includes material and lunch.


COOPERSTOWN, NY — Explore the many uses of plants that most of us refer to as weeds at The Farmers’ Museum’s Backyard Weeds Expanded workshop on Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Burdock, dandelion, sumac, and plantain are just a few of the plants that will be explored.

While participants learn about the history of these plants, they will also discover the medical, culinary, cosmetic and household uses.

Participants will go on a weed walk around the museum grounds while learning how to identify and gather plant material. The walk will be followed by a workshop to make and taste-test samples of teas and herbal treats produced from these plants. Recipes and other handouts will be given to workshop participants.

Registration is required

Please visit Members $85 / Non-members $95. Includes material and lunch. Limited to 10 participants.

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.