Intro to Beekeeping
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

Intro to Beekeeping

  • Brooklyn Grange

This winter introduction to beekeeping class with Carin Zinter will leave you buzzing with excitement! Inside the warmth of our indoor classroom, Carin will provide you with a crash course in apiculture, walking participants through a brief history of beekeeping, the issues around beekeeping today, and the importance of apiculture in maintaining a healthy food system. We'll discuss the anatomy of a honey bee; the biology and life cycle of the colony; as well as equipment, hive architecture and basics in beekeeping safety.

Food and the Organ Systems
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Food and the Organ Systems

  • Brooklyn Grange

Join Dr. Maria Geyman for an introduction to naturopathic nutrition with focus on the connection between separate organ systems, the building blocks of nutrition, and the relationship between food and bodies. 

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop
Jan
29
11:00 am11:00

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

  • Brooklyn Grange

Macrame, believed to originate from 13th century,  is a technique crafted by sailors while traversing across the oceans for long lengths of time and therefore share the same knot terms.  In this workshop, students will learn to the basic knots that will enable them to create a fun macrame wall hanging and begin their voyage into the endless combinations with the only limit being own's imagination.

Mushroom Cultivation
Feb
9
6:30 pm18:30

Mushroom Cultivation

  • Brooklyn Grange

In this workshop, we'll go through simple mushroom growing techniques that can be applied in many locations and environments.

Natural Soap Making Workshop
Feb
12
11:00 am11:00

Natural Soap Making Workshop

  • Brooklyn Grange

Join Blue Lotus Botanicals for an introduction to cold process soap making. In this two hour hands on workshop we will be making soap from scratch with vegetable oils and lye, also known as sodium hydroxide. We'll cover important safety issues and the chemistry that causes caustic lye and fatty acids to combine and make soap!

Learn to Bake Pie with Pie Babe!
Feb
14
6:30 pm18:30

Learn to Bake Pie with Pie Babe!

  • Brooklyn Grange

This valentines day do something extra sweet, learn how to make a perfect pie crust that will leave your loved ones asking for more! Proof that there is truth to the saying "easy as pie", Pie Babe will teach you how to make a fool-proof flaky pie crust that is perfect for just about every recipe. 

Post Valentine’s Day Bundle Dyeing Workshop
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Post Valentine’s Day Bundle Dyeing Workshop

  • Brooklyn Grange

Learn how to recycle your Valentine's day floral arrangements and extract natural color onto fabric using the unique, free from technique of bundle dyeing.  You'll be amazed at the colors attainable by using only plants and minerals!

Build Your Own Indoor Plant Paradise
Mar
1
6:30 pm18:30

Build Your Own Indoor Plant Paradise

  • Brooklyn Grange

As the seasons change and our outdoor plants begin to wane, we look to brightening our indoor spaces with all things green. But indoor gardening can present challenges of its own. In this workshop we will walk you through the basics and get you started on creating your own indoor plant paradise!  

Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business
Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business

  • Brooklyn Grange

Anastasia Cole Plakias, a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, will walk participants through the different contemporary models of urban agricultural businesses, with a focus on New York City, and present a framework for thinking creatively about opportunities for farming in cities. Taking place in Brooklyn Grange's indoor workshop space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Anastasia will cover a range of topics, including: different business entities a budding urban farmer might consider; the various goals, benefits and challenges of urban agriculture; the range of physical models–from aeroponics to aquaponics to soil-based farming–and business structures, and how each one addresses respective goals and challenges; various enterprises for the diversified urban farm, from flowers to bees to mushrooms to events, and more!  

Intro to Beekeeping
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Intro to Beekeeping

  • Brooklyn Grange

This winter introduction to beekeeping class with Carin Zinter will leave you buzzing with excitement! Inside the warmth of our indoor classroom, Carin will provide you with a crash course in apiculture, walking participants through a brief history of beekeeping, the issues around beekeeping today, and the importance of apiculture in maintaining a healthy food system. We'll discuss the anatomy of a honey bee; the biology and life cycle of the colony; as well as equipment, hive architecture and basics in beekeeping safety.

Planning an Urban Vegetable Garden
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

Planning an Urban Vegetable Garden

  • Brooklyn Grange

Head Farmer Ben will take you through all of the early decisions to make, so you'll have all of your ducks in a row as the days start getting longer and warmer.  Will you need to do some construction?  The class will start with discussing different types of planting boxes, and ways to work around different opportunities, sun exposures, etc.  Then we'll briefly discuss soil, potting mix, and fertility, seeds to start stocking up on, and the best places to purchase what you need.


Kitchen Knife Sharpening Workshop with Garrett Wade Tools
Nov
20
11:00 am11:00

Kitchen Knife Sharpening Workshop with Garrett Wade Tools

  • Brooklyn Grange

You cannot overstate the joy or importance of working with a sharp knife. New, well-made knives will stay sharp for a few months but they eventually need re-sharpening. And of course, inexpensive knives will become dull after a few weeks of use. It’s easy to keep all your knives sharp. It’s a great skill to learn and once you do, even budget knives can be sharpened to perform like a high-end chef’s knife.

Floral Wreath Workshop with Molly Oliver Flowers
Nov
15
6:30 pm18:30

Floral Wreath Workshop with Molly Oliver Flowers

  • Brooklyn Grange

Fall is a beautiful time of year to take in the beauty of the natural world but with shorter days and chilly nights we find ourselves spending more time indoors. Embrace the changing of the seasons by bringing a bit of the outdoors inside. Join sustainable farmer/florist Molly Culver of Molly Oliver Flowers and Urban Farmer Deborah Greig for a hands on floral wreath making workshop using dried flowers! You'll learn how to create a decorative wreath perfect for November home decorating, how to source locally grown flowers, what flowers dry best, and how to dry flowers for optimal quality, color and longevity. Each participant will get to take home their handmade floral wreath. All materials and cozy fall refreshments included.

Herbal Allies: For Conception, Pregnancy, & the Postpartum Period
Nov
13
11:00 am11:00

Herbal Allies: For Conception, Pregnancy, & the Postpartum Period

  • Brooklyn Grange

Most people find themselves looking for a more "natural" alternative to aches & pains during conception, pregnancy, and birth.  Learn which herbs and supplements are safe during this time and how to make tinctures, infused oils, creams, and teas.  Midwives Chloë Lubell and Shira Moss will share their passion and knowledge about holistically planning a pregnancy, surviving 10 months of pregnancy, and the postpartum period.  

Compost Dinner
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

Compost Dinner

  • Brooklyn Grange

As people who spend our days farming we strive to see as little food waste as possible. Simply stated, wasted food is wasted energy. So we look for ways we can cut down, we turn bruised peppers into hot sauce and split tomatoes into sauce. After our big butcher paper dinners, crab and crawfish bodies are added into our compost. As the shells break down, the calcium and other nutrients help enrich the soil. But what about the crops that we simply don't have a market for? The edible weeds and seeds that are found in abundance on our farm but at the end of the day are not harvested because we don't have a buyer. As farmers we are just one part of the equation. We need creative chefs who are looking to solve the same problems we are and are considering the full picture. 

Farm Tour | Long Island City
Oct
27
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Long Island City

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct
24
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Long Island City
Oct
20
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Long Island City

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct
17
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Long Island City
Oct
13
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Long Island City

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct
10
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Sweetcycle Bicycle Powered Gelato Making Workshop
Oct
7
6:30 pm18:30

Sweetcycle Bicycle Powered Gelato Making Workshop

  • Brooklyn Grange

Come pedal the Sweetcycle – a stationary bike capable of pedal powering an ice cream churn. While pedaling gelato, Kate Zuckerman, pastry chef and owner of the
Sweetcycle, will discuss the science behind ice cream and gelato making: what gels make
the perfect custard; the correct chilling temperatures to minimize ice crystal formation;
the optimal dasher shape and speed to churn the gelato; and the best ratios of cream and
milk for taste and texture.

Farm Tour | Long Island City
Oct
6
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Long Island City

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

SOLD OUT: Butcher Paper Dinner: Ribfest
Oct
2
3:00 pm15:00

SOLD OUT: Butcher Paper Dinner: Ribfest

  • Brooklyn Grange

We're all about veggies on our farm, but when someone talks about BBQ so good you could call it "meat candy," we're hooked.  Dan Delaney of Delaney Barbecue (and BrisketTown!) has come as close to perfecting the art of the smoker as any man can.  His preoccupation with BBQ has served us all well as, over the years, he's traveled through the homelands of this southern cuisine and brought back to New York City (literally) the smokers and techniques of Texas barbecue.  

 

Farm Tour | Long Island City
Sep
29
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Long Island City

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

SOLD OUT: Natural Spectrum Dye Workshop
Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT: Natural Spectrum Dye Workshop

  • Brooklyn Grange

In this workshop you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing. Participants will learn about the many plants, roots, berries, minerals, and insects that have been used for thousands of years to create color on cloth. Historical context as well as proper procedure to achieve the most vibrant and long lasting results will be covered. Liz Spencer of The Dogwood Dyer will discuss the innovators and pioneers in the modern day natural dye renaissance and how to work with natural colors in a sustainable, low impact way.

Herbal Bitters: The Lost Flavor Rediscovered
Sep
27
6:30 pm18:30

Herbal Bitters: The Lost Flavor Rediscovered

  • Brooklyn Grange

The bitter flavor is  well known as an important taste in the herbalist's bag of tricks. Today "Bitters" are once again in vogue, due to mixologists in artisanal bars. Discover why this flavor is a must for your digestive health and creative ways to add this valuable taste into your diet, your home apothecary and even your cocktails.  You will learn tasty recipes and taste a variety of inspired blends.

SOLD OUT: Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
26
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT: Monday Evening Yoga

  • Brooklyn Grange

Endless summer days with their long, cool evenings beg for you to stay outside until the sun goes down. Enter sunset yoga at Brooklyn Grange's Brooklyn Navy Yard farm!  Join us on the roof every Monday for some fresh air and loosen up with Sarah Schumann of Prospect Heights' Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Sep
26
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Long Island City
Sep
22
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Long Island City

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

SOLD OUT: All About Hot Sauce!
Sep
21
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT: All About Hot Sauce!

  • Brooklyn Grange

Learn the tricks of the hot sauce trade from Brooklyn Grange's head farmer Ben Flanner! Every year we churn out thousands of bottles of Brooklyn Grange hot sauce made from our farm fresh peppers. Now that we've got it down to a science, we're ready to simmer the knowledge down and share it with you!

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Sep
19
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Farm Tour | Long Island City
Sep
15
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Long Island City

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

SOLD OUT: Solid Gold Supper
Sep
14
6:00 pm18:00

SOLD OUT: Solid Gold Supper

  • Brooklyn Grange

For NYC Honey Week’s 3rd Annual Solid Gold Supper, we're teaming up with the beekeepers-turned-distillers at Caledonia Spirits, and Chef Arden Lewis of Purslane, the events and catering arm of popular Brooklyn restaurant, Rucola, to present a family style celebration of honey, bees, and the producers who help protect them! 

The Farm on the Roof Reading and Farm Tour
Sep
13
6:30 pm18:30

The Farm on the Roof Reading and Farm Tour

  • Building 92

Hear an excerpt from The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business, by Brooklyn Grange co-founder and author, Anastasia Cole Plakias.

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

Farm Tour | Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Brooklyn Grange

Sign up for a guided tour of Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Spots are limited, and tours leave promptly as scheduled.

Endless Summer Soiree
Sep
11
4:00 pm16:00

Endless Summer Soiree

  • Brooklyn Grange

Join City Growers on Sunday, September 11th at the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm to celebrate the changing of seasons, and cheers to our 5th year of teaching young New Yorkers where food comes from and why it matters. Spend an afternoon wandering among sunflowers and enjoying the view of the Manhattan skyline, while snacking on bites created by Chef Camille Becerra, sipping cocktails crafted by Arley Marks (Bev. Director of Honeys), and enjoying an exclusive taste of the City Growers & Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream collaboration - one of the flavors features papalo grown at the Brooklyn Grange!