k-12 Youth education through City Growers
Youth education is highly valued at Brooklyn Grange, and for that reason we supported the founding of City Growers, a non-profit education program based on our rooftop farms. Since its founding in 2011, City Growers has brought close to 40,000 children and young adults to our farms for educational excursions and workshops where they learn about earth science, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. Visit www.CityGrowers.org for more information and to learn how you can support this critical mission.
adult Workshops And Classes
From indoor planting and natural dye techniques, to making dumplings and natural self-care products, we offer a wide variety of workshops and classes on the roof and in our indoor space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard all through the year. Check out our events calendar to find out about upcoming workshops, or book your team a private workshop!
BEES & BEEKEEPING
Brooklyn Grange hosts a season-long beekeeping training program, as well as private and ticketed workshops, training new beekeepers to keep their own colonies. Our mission is to spread knowledge of these amazing creatures and increase their numbers in the face of the chemical threat posed by commercial agriculture. Whether you're interested in becoming a beekeeper, or just to learning more about these fascinating pollinators, our programs offer something for everyone.
Refugee And Immigrant Program
In collaboration with the Queens-based Refugee and Immigrant Fund (RIF)'s Urban Farm Recovery Project, Brooklyn Grange has trained several refugees from Africa, Asia and Central America/Mexico, who bring with them cultural and agricultural traditions that enhance our farming practices and our community at the farm. Participants get work experience and build their resumes, as well as engage in therapeutic horticultural activities that allow them to escape the hustle and bustle of New York, their new home city.
Special Classes And Curricula
Brooklyn Grange’s team of Principles lead workshops, seminars and semester-long courses on-site at our farms, as well as in the classroom and conference rooms across the globe. We’ve designed curricula and lesson plans, and taught courses for colleges and universities including The New School, New York University and Ontario’s Willowbank School, as well as Natural Gourmet Institute, and green roof industry leader Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.