BROOKLYN GRANGE TOUR REQUEST
Thanks for your interest in taking a tour of Brooklyn Grange! Private tours of both farms are available by request Monday through Friday April 15th through November 15th; Standard Tours are also available in peak season (mid-May through October) on Saturday afternoons at our Long Island City location, and Sunday afternoons at our Brooklyn Navy Yard location. We can accommodate groups of one to 25 people on private tours (though groups of four or fewer may elect to join a public, ticketed tour). Groups larger than 25 people will be split into multiple tours. Read on for descriptions of our tours, and scroll down to request the one you'd like to book!
Standard Tours are lead by one of our dynamic, knowledgable guides, offer a basic overview of Brooklyn Grange, and last about 60 minutes. This tour is perfect for curious community members, tourists, college and graduate level student groups, and/or enthusiastic green thumbs!
DURATION: 60 minutes
Founder's Tours are typically lead by Co-Founder, Vice President, and resident storyteller, Anastasia Cole Plakias, and offer an opportunity to hear firsthand how the farm came to be, what the greatest benefits and challenges are to farming on rooftops, and how a few young entrepreneurs managed to create a fiscally sustainable urban agriculture business in one of the most competitive cities in the world. These tours can be focused on a specific topic or topics by request, and will be tailored to the interests of your group based on who you are and the purpose of your visit. This tour is perfect for those with a keen curiosity about the business aspects of Brooklyn Grange and rooftop farming, or who want to hear a first person account of the farm's genesis and operations.
DURATION: 90 minutes
Technical Tours and Consultations are lead by President and Head Farmer, Ben Flanner; COO and Director of Design and Installation Services Gwen Schantz; Co-Founder and Vice President, Anastasia Plakias; Managing Partner and Apiary Director, Chase Emmons, or some combination of partners, depending on the scope of your inquiry. These sessions include a tour of the farm, as well as a sit-down meeting to discuss more technical aspects. Supporting documents will be provided as deemed necessary. These sessions are recommended for those who are planning an urban, rooftop, or other farm or garden venture, and are looking for advice on materials, design, installation processes, or specific operations.
DURATION: 2 hours
Please fill out the request form below, and don't worry too much about giving us exact answers now! If your group changes in size or we have to adjust the date/time, we can certainly do so over email!
PLEASE NOTE: IF THIS IS A REQUEST FOR A K-12 YOUTH VISIT PLEASE REQUEST A VISIT WITH OUR SISTER ORGANIZATION, CITY GROWERS, WHICH HANDLES ALL YOUTH EDUCATIONAL VISITS.
PRO-BONO OR REDUCED FEE TOURS:
Brooklyn Grange will always consider leading a pro-bono or reduced fee tour for community-based 501c3 non-profits working towards social or environmental justice missions. Brooklyn Grange recognizes that everyone’s situation is unique and we understand that there are circumstances beyond income, but please consider that we have our own bottom line to hit, and an ecosystem whose health depends on the financial sustainability of our organization. Please endeavor to find a source of funding to cover the cost of your visit before requesting a reduced-fee or pro-bono tour. Note that we we may ask for proof of 501c3 status before we are able to make a determination of eligibility.