Urban Composting 101
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Urban Composting 101

Did you know that almost 20% of New York City's landfill contributions are compostable food scraps? These scraps make gorgeous fertilizer for your soil, but when tossed in the trash they contribute to the greenhouse gasses laying waste to our environment. Keep them out of landfills, save money on gardening supplies, and build healthy soils by learning how to compost at home with the help of marvelous red worms and other decomposers! In this class, Master Composter Celeste McMickle will cover the basics of composting, discuss the best methods being used in urban areas, and talk about the tools and resources we need to make our own soil.

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Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms, Their Uses and Applications with Olga from Smugtown
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms, Their Uses and Applications with Olga from Smugtown

Come explore the deep history humans have with medicinal mushrooms and their power to heal as we journey through this ancient world with Olga Tzogas from Smugtown Mushrooms. In this workshop, we'll identify common types, examine how they grow and demonstrate their uses and ways to prepare them. Learn who and what mushrooms are as we look at how they help forge our immune system, showcasing the diversity of properties within just a handful of selected varieties. Sip on long brewed Chaga tea while we assemble a double extracted Reishi tincture and explore the ethics of this growing industry. Every participant goes home with their own 4oz bottle. We welcome first time hobbyist and veteran mycologists!

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Not So Basic Indoor Plant 101
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Not So Basic Indoor Plant 101

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!  

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A Natural Bundle Dye Workshop
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

A Natural Bundle Dye Workshop

In this calming workshop, performance artist and natural dyer Coco Villa, will guide us on an exploration of our connection to the world of plants through intuitive natural bundle dyeing. This practice interrupts routine,  embraces irregularity, and deepens our relationship to the natural world by creating personal rituals for self-care as we transform a silk scarf into our very own sacred heirloom. We will dye and paint with frozen, fresh and dried plant matter to create breathtaking cosmic patterns on silk scarves.

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Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Workshop
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Workshop

Come celebrate Chinese New Year and ring in the Year of the Pig with us! In this two-hour hands on cooking class, Chef Connie Sun will show you how to prepare your own mini new years dinner, complete with savory spring rolls, two styles of dumplings, and the traditional almond cookie. A feast of sweet and spicy abundance awaits!

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Introduction to Beekeeping
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Beekeeping

Did you know that all of the worker bees are female? How can you tell a queen bee apart from the others? Have you ever wondered what honey bees do during the colder months? Get your answers to these questions and much more at the winter introduction to beekeeping with our Head Beekeeper Geraldine Simonis. It’ll leave you buzzing with excitement! Inside the warmth of our indoor loft classroom, Geraldine will provide you with a crash course in apiculture, walking participants through a brief history of beekeeping, the beekeeper’s calendar, and the special challenges of keeping bees in an urban setting. This workshop is perfect for those of you who are considering beekeeping for the first time and want to learn more before bee season is in full swing!

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Planning an Urban Vegetable Garden
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Planning an Urban Vegetable Garden

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.

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Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business, Day-Long Intensive
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business, Day-Long Intensive

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. This day-long intensive course will be set amongst the beautiful backdrop of our Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm and will involve both indoor and outdoor learning opportunities, a catered rooftop farm lunch, lots of coffee and ample time to ask Anastasia everything you've ever wanted to know about starting a farm in the city! 

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Honey Tasting Workshop
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Honey Tasting Workshop

Many view honey simply as a sweetener to add to tea or drizzle over yogurt. Yet, prior to the ubiquity of refined sugar, honey was a household staple used for cooking, baking, beauty treatments, medicine, even wound healing. Cleopatra famously bathed in milk and honey; Hippocrates lauded its virtue as a cough remedy; ancient Olympians loaded up on it for boosted energy. Throughout the ages and across continents, multitudes revered this golden nectar of the gods for its curative properties and sweetness; nowadays it’s enjoying a renaissance of popularity due to its all-natural, artisanal, beekeeper-to-table appeal.

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Halloween & Fall Festival | Saturday Open House (Free)
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Halloween & Fall Festival | Saturday Open House (Free)

Kick up your feet with us as we wind down the season and welcome the crisp fall air at our last market with loads of fall activities. Get your hands on our last harvest of root vegetables with U-Pick turnips! Haven't carved your Jack-o-lantern yet? We've got you covered! Also, it wouldn't taste like fall without enjoying a warm apple cider and fall inspired baked goods or snacking on a fresh seasonal apple. If you're stuffed by now, work off some of those carbs with a competitive round of corn hole amongst the late season peppers. But most importantly, be sure to thank the field for all of its hard work as it takes its long winter nap.

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SOLD OUT- Butcher Paper Dinner: Picnic Chicken
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

SOLD OUT- Butcher Paper Dinner: Picnic Chicken

Chef Evan Hanczor is a man of principles and that’s one of the reasons why we love him so much. He believes that restaurants must also be a force for social good. When he cooks he’s not just doing it because it tastes good, he has a hope and a dream that every person who eats his food will feel satisfied, energized, inspired and resilient. Like us, he cares about both people and the planet. He works to improve soil (did you know that Egg also operates a farm in the Catskills?), and to support local farmers and purveyors. Ultimately the folks at Egg have a goal to make good, sustainably-raised and carefully produced food available to more and more people, and that’s a meal we can get behind.

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Botanical Watercolors with Liz Spencer the Dogwood Dyer
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Botanical Watercolors with Liz Spencer the Dogwood Dyer

Using only nature's bounty you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing with The Dogwood Dyer. Using organic homegrown dyestuffs and natural extracts you will gain knowledge and experiment with the direct application of paint onto cloth. The dogwood dyer will demonstrate the proper methods for achieving wash and light fast results with natural dyes and share her tips and secrets for advanced techniques using natural thickeners and resists, outlining the whole process from plant to painted composition. Drawing on inspiration from nature's canvas, we invite you to observe and be inspired by the colors and patterns you can find amongst the late season flowers and herbs growing on the farm.  

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Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

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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Pepper Fest | Saturday Open House (Free)
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Pepper Fest | Saturday Open House (Free)

We're going to turn up the heat for this weekend's event! Rest your palate for this spicy market. We'll be sampling our very own hot sauce and serving up a wide variety of peppers from sweet snacking to tasty shishitos to red hot lanterns. Take a walk in our fields and pick-your-own peppers! It's sure to be a blazing weekend!

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SOLD OUT - Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
17
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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Make Your Own Skincare: Infused Oils and Balms for Self-Care
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Make Your Own Skincare: Infused Oils and Balms for Self-Care

In this comprehensive class, food entrepreneur, wellness consultant, birth and postpartum doula, Laena McCarthy, will discuss healing traditions and practices to boost the body's natural resilience while protecting from stress and damage, with a focus on skincare. The class will begin with an overview of what healthy self-care rituals look like, why taking care of your body is important, and how to heal and take care of your skin, body, and cycles using simple herbs and oils.

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Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

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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