Introduction to Beekeeping
Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Beekeeping

This winter introduction to beekeeping with Carin Zinter will leave you buzzing with excitement! Inside the warmth of our indoor loft 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.

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Soil Unearthed: Basic Science, Profound Implications
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Soil Unearthed: Basic Science, Profound Implications

Maybe you're a community gardener, an aspiring farmer, a school garden educator or someone who's curious about how soil regeneration can help save the world! If not any of these, you are an eater - a consumer - and depend on soil to live! Join longtime urban farmer and Farm School NYC's Growing Soils teacher for a 2-hour deep dive into the complex and inspiring world of minerals and living organisms at work beneath our feet. Healthy soil is the source of nutrient, root anchorage, and water for the plants we eat, use medicinally, or enjoy as flowers.  

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Herbs for Winter Immunity
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs for Winter Immunity

Herbalist, Dawn Petter returns to Brooklyn Grange to offer her, "Herbs For Winter Immunity". In this class we will learn how to strengthen our immunity in preparation for the cold and flu season.  Several traditional  recipes will be demonstrated with tastings, and the herbal actions of each ingredient will be discussed. 

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Woodblock Prints
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Woodblock Prints

Explore the endless possibilities of printmaking! In this two hour hands-on intensive you'll learn how to create and print your own design using a linoleum block. Working alongside Nathan Catlin, an experienced printmaker and educator, you'll learn all about the ancient technique of block printing and gain the skills necessary to make beautiful prints on your own.  We encourage you to bring in ideas, sketches and inspiration images or just come as you are ready to experiment and enjoy. 

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Dumpling Making Workshop
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Dumpling Making Workshop

Chinese dumplings are basically edible treasure chests. What do we mean by that? Well it can feel like you've hit the jackpot when you take a bite of a perfectly plump dumpling. The best are made up of a impossibly thin dough shell that encases an ambrosial mixture of seasoned meat and chopped veggies. 

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Bean to Bar Valentine’s Day Chocolate Workshop
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bean to Bar Valentine’s Day Chocolate Workshop

Learn how to make your own chocolate from scratch with Red Hook-based bean-to-bar maker Raaka Chocolate. We’ll take you through the nibby gritty of our process, from sourcing and tasting cacao beans to transforming them into delicious single origin dark chocolates with equipment you can use at home. Along the way, we'll pair finished bars with local cheeses and ciders. 

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Introduction to Beekeeping
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Beekeeping

This winter introduction to beekeeping with Carin Zinter will leave you buzzing with excitement! Inside the warmth of our indoor loft 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.

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Introduction to Beekeeping
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Beekeeping

This winter introduction to beekeeping with Carin Zinter will leave you buzzing with excitement! Inside the warmth of our indoor loft 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.

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SOLD OUT - Winter Wreath Workshop
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Winter Wreath Workshop

As we near the winter solstice, with shorter days and chilly nights, we find ourselves spending more time indoors. Harvest wreaths and advent wreaths have been used for centuries as symbols of the changing of the seasons. Wreaths are made to bring a touch of greenery indoors during an otherwise dormant time of year - evergreens are a reminder of strength, resilience and continuity. Whether you love the holidays or try to avoid the craze, making a winter wreath is a truly joyful process and a great way to spend an early December evening with a friend or two.

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SOLD OUT - Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT - Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business

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!  

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SOLD OUT - Introduction to Green Walls
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Introduction to Green Walls

In this Introduction to Green Walls course we will dig into site identification, design principles including prime components, and basic irrigation techniques. We will study varied systems including Brooklyn Grange's custom design system as well as pre fabricated systems and the pros and cons of all, from design to health and wellness standards. 
 

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SOLD OUT - Designing Green Roofs & Rooftop Farms
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Designing Green Roofs & Rooftop Farms

Calling all architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability coordinators and greening professionals of all stripes! Whether you're responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing a high-end luxury hotel or condo building, you are likely to be integrating green roofs and or edible plantings into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look at technologies, systems and best practices for designing functional, beautiful and ecological rooftop green spaces.

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SOLD OUT - Natural Dye Workshop: Sugar Indigo Vat
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Natural Dye Workshop: Sugar Indigo Vat

Experience an all natural version of the mysterious and alchemical indigo vat. Unlike most modern indigo dye vats that are prepared quickly with a chemical reducing agent, this workshop will use only sugar and natural ingredients to activate the indigo dyeing power. This dye is perfectly suited for experimenting with shibori- traditional tie, bind and stitch techniques. The Dogwood Dyer's Liz Spencer will demonstrate some of her favorites including itajime and arashi. She will also outline the chemistry and science behind the magic of indigo.

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SOLD OUT - Monday Evening Yoga
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Monday Evening Yoga

Every Monday, loosen up with Sarah Schumann of Prospect Heights’ Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center. Shaped within a 60 minute, all levels asana (yoga postures) practice, the beauty and wisdom of nature will inspire us to slow and find a deeper breath, to root down and rise up, to notice the details and celebrate the expansive. Class will begin with a brief centering, a collection of ourselves in breath and space, and will gently evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. In community, we’ll move, breathe and connect to our inner and outer landscapes.

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SOLD OUT - Beekeeping 101: Honey Tasting
Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

SOLD OUT - Beekeeping 101: Honey Tasting

In the fourth and final class of our summer beekeeping series you’ll get an in depth look at the complex flavors that compose honey. This tasting is the ultimate palate training: the different properties and taste profiles of different nectar sources are immediately apparent in honey, which is arguably even more terroir-expressive than wine.  You’ll taste honey from around the world, discover how honey from the same hive can change over the course of a season and explore what nectar sources you love and which ones you could live without.

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SOLD OUT: All About Hot Sauce!
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT: All About Hot Sauce!

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!

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SOLD OUT: Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT: Monday Evening Yoga

Every Monday, loosen up with Sarah Schumann of Prospect Heights’ Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center. Shaped within a 60 minute, all levels asana (yoga postures) practice, the beauty and wisdom of nature will inspire us to slow and find a deeper breath, to root down and rise up, to notice the details and celebrate the expansive. Class will begin with a brief centering, a collection of ourselves in breath and space, and will gently evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. In community, we’ll move, breathe and connect to our inner and outer landscapes.

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SOLD OUT - Butcher Paper Dinner: Ribfest
Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

SOLD OUT - Butcher Paper Dinner: Ribfest

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.  

 

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SOLD OUT - Floral Arranging with Farm-Fresh Blooms
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Floral Arranging with Farm-Fresh Blooms

Arranging colorful flowers calms the mind and feeds the soul - what better way to detox and de-stress than to arrange flowers within our vibrant rooftop farm ecosystem? Join sustainable floral designer Molly Culver of Molly Oliver Flowers for a hands-on workshop. You’ll learn how to source locally grown flowers around NYC and make a basic arrangement at home.

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SOLD OUT: Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT: Monday Evening Yoga

Every Monday, loosen up with Sarah Schumann of Prospect Heights’ Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center. Shaped within a 60 minute, all levels asana (yoga postures) practice, the beauty and wisdom of nature will inspire us to slow and find a deeper breath, to root down and rise up, to notice the details and celebrate the expansive. Class will begin with a brief centering, a collection of ourselves in breath and space, and will gently evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. In community, we’ll move, breathe and connect to our inner and outer landscapes.

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SOLD OUT - Sky High Tomato Dinner with Joseph Leonard
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Sky High Tomato Dinner with Joseph Leonard

Ever-popular West Village restaurant Joseph Leonard shares deep roots with Brooklyn Grange - the restaurant's founder Gabriel Stulman went to University of Wisconsin Madison with our head farmer & president Ben Flanner. Tomato Fest is an annual Joseph Leonard tradition, hosted at the restaurant for one week each September when our tomatoes take over their menu. This year, the 6th Annual Tomato Fest will be kicking off with a special dinner at Brooklyn Grange. Like Tomato Fest itself, this dinner will celebrate the season, experienced through the tomato's versatility, various shapes, colors and sizes, and general deliciousness.

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SOLD OUT - Preserving the Summer Harvest: Learn to Make Jam with the Brooklyn Fräulein
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Preserving the Summer Harvest: Learn to Make Jam with the Brooklyn Fräulein

Join the Brooklyn Fräulein, Nicole Rutsch,  to learn the basics of making both sweet and savory jams. Nicole will discuss and demonstrate how she makes her signature tomato jam and a sweet ground cherry jam. Once we’ve made our introductions we’ll take a tour of the rooftop farm and harvest the tomatoes, ground cherries and herbs that we will use for our jams.

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SOLD OUT - Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Monday Evening Yoga

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

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SOLD OUT - Ben's Secret, Spicy, Salsa Workshop!
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Ben's Secret, Spicy, Salsa Workshop!

You knew he made hot sauce but did you know he also was a master of salsa? Until now he’s kept his salsa skills a secret, only gracing the lucky few with some of the best batches of salsa Brooklyn has ever seen. Ben Flanner, president of Brooklyn Grange, knows a thing or two about heat and he's ready to share his salsa with you!

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Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Evening Yoga

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

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SOLD OUT - Commune with the Moon: a Solar Eclipse Yoga Retreat on the Farm
Aug
21
1:30 PM13:30

SOLD OUT - Commune with the Moon: a Solar Eclipse Yoga Retreat on the Farm

As you've probably heard by now, greater North America will be experiencing a total solar eclipse on August 21st and while NYC is not in the path of totality we will still get about a 70% eclipse which should look pretty awesome amidst our towering sunflowers and skyline views. The brightest stars will also come out in midday, in seasonal reverse with the winter constellations emerging in the summer sky. What better way to soak in the cosmic vibes than with a afternoon of yoga and meditation on the worlds largest rooftop farm?We hope you'll join us for an afternoon of communing with the moon! 

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SOLD OUT - VEGGIEPALOOZA!
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - VEGGIEPALOOZA!

Late August means epic veggie harvests here at the farm. We spend the summer counting the days until our favorite crops are in season: from crisp, flavorful greens to super-sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes, pungent peppers, tangy ground cherries, creamy eggplant, fragrant basils the list goes on. When the food is this fresh and the harvest this diverse, who needs meat!? Not us, nor any of the five amazing chefs we've enlisted, each of whom will put their unique spin on our rooftop crops.

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Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Evening Yoga

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

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SOLD OUT - Butcher Paper Dinner: Clambake
Aug
13
3:00 PM15:00

SOLD OUT - Butcher Paper Dinner: Clambake

These guys live and breathe for sustainable seafood and what’s more they get excited about educating their customers. These are the type of fishmongers who will introduce you to new types of seafood and take the time to give you the low-down on the best way to prepare it. With a new storefront right down the road from our farm in Long Island City we were excited to partner with them on their goal of education and engagement with the local community - and what a better way to engage with the local community then with a Butcher Paper Dinner?!

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SOLD OUT - City Growers Workshop Series: Holistic & Homeopathic Herbs
Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

SOLD OUT - City Growers Workshop Series: Holistic & Homeopathic Herbs

Explore the holistic and homeopathic properties of herbs with City Growers educator Sarah Hurwitz.While sharing a thoughtfully crafted herbal iced tea atop Brooklyn Grange’s breathtaking rooftop farm, Sarah will discuss how various herbs impact different body systems, take you on a farm tour pointing out the healing herbs grown right on the farm,  and lead you in your very own herbal remedy creations.

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SOLD OUT - Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms

Whether you're responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing a high-end luxury hotel or condo building, you are likely to be integrating green roofs and or edible plantings into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look at technologies, systems and best practices for designing functional, beautiful and ecological rooftop green spaces.

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Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Evening Yoga

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

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Monday Evening Yoga
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Evening Yoga

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

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SOLD OUT - Monday Evening Yoga
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Monday Evening Yoga

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

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