Pedal Powered Pasta Making Workshop
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Pedal Powered Pasta Making Workshop

Come grind wheat using pedal power with the Sweetcycle, a stationary blender bike as we make ricotta cavatelli! Using our legs as power, we’ll grind the wheat and then roll the dough with the help of our accessible yet funky mechanical clamp on roller. We’ll also whip up two special winter sauces that use often discarded kitchen scraps and take advantage of the farms bounty of stored tomatoes from last years harvest. Not only will we learn to make a beloved pasta shape, but we will learn about the flour grinding process; how to grind grain at home with a blender; what kinds of olive oil to finish sauces with and how best to use vegetables that store well over the winter in our culinary creations. This is a ride the whole family can enjoy!

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SOLD OUT - Planning an Urban Vegetable Garden
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Planning an Urban Vegetable Garden

Co-Founder and Director of Agriculture, Ben Flanner will take you through all of the early decisions you need to make for that spring garden.  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. Come learn how to grow the most veggies from your small city plots!

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Introduction to Beekeeping
Mar
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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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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Dumpling Making Workshop
Mar
26
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. In this two-hour hands on cooking class, Chef Connie Sun will help you unlock the secrets behind making two varieties of traditional Chinese dumpling—one with a spicy filling and a milder variation- and a sweet dessert spring roll. Following her guidance, you'll gain all the necessary techniques and tips before grabbing a pair of chopsticks and feasting on your creations!

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Urban Soils 101: Basic Science and Practical Approaches for Beginning Gardeners
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Urban Soils 101: Basic Science and Practical Approaches for Beginning Gardeners

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, and depend on healthy soil to survive. 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. 

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Spring Cleanse and Renewal: Seasonal Yoga & Chinese Medicine
Apr
7
11:30 AM11:30

Spring Cleanse and Renewal: Seasonal Yoga & Chinese Medicine

It's Spring and that means it's time to cleanse and make space for new beginnings, rebirth, and regeneration! According to Chinese Medicine, Spring is the time to attend to our livers and gallbladders.  Awaken from Winter's slumber with Leigh's deeply detoxifying yoga sequence, breath-work, acupressure points, and lifestyle changes. While Annie offers healthy ways to cleanse the body of the effects of winter accumulation through safe fasts appropriate for your Ayurvedic body type, and delicious ways to revitalize for spring with food that nourishes and attunes your body/mind to the season. There will be tastings and recipes for spring juice tonics, detox teas that emphasize the balanced functioning of the liver and gall bladder, as well as traditional Ayurvedic Kitchari to detoxify, restore and lighten your system.

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Not So Basic Indoor Plant 101
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Not So Basic Indoor Plant 101

Come celebrate Earth Day with us as we look to brighten up more spaces with all things green and lush! This concrete jungle can only offer so much outdoor greenery, but there are endless possibilities with our indoor spaces. We know indoor gardening can present challenges of its own so we’ve designed a workshop to walk you through the basics and not so basics to get you started on creating and maintaining your own thriving indoor plant paradise!

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Natural Dyeing with Food Waste with Liz Spencer the Dogwood Dyer
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Natural Dyeing with Food Waste with Liz Spencer the Dogwood Dyer

Using only organic plant matter such as food waste intended for the compost you will gain knowledge & experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing with The Dogwood Dyer. In this class you will come away with an understanding of how to work with natural colors to achieve the most vibrant and long lasting results while learning about traditional tie & bind surface design techniques as well as how to create paints from plants.

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Fermented Herbal Sodas with Contraband Ferments
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Fermented Herbal Sodas with Contraband Ferments

Brace yourselves for the palate explosion that these fizzy, buzzy sodas are sure to bring! While there are more choices on the market now for sparkly fermented beverages made with healthier ingredients, like kombucha and fruit sodas made with real fruit and cane sugar, they can be a bit on the pricey side. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to make these delicious beverages in your home kitchen. Join us to learn how to brew your own carbonated herbal sodas, talk about the science behind them, and why they are good for you! We’ll prepare a ginger bug, the base to many natural fermented probiotic and effervescent beverages or sodas, and make and taste everything from Persian Doogh to old fashion root beer. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you!

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Introduction To Green Roofs
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction To Green Roofs

Gwen Schantz, COO of Brooklyn Grange, heads up our Design/Build department and will go through the ins and outs of green roofing in NYC and beyond. She'll cover all the benefits, challenges, and options available for those rooftop oases and share Brooklyn Grange's experience greenroofing our city.

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Beekeeping 101: Hive Inspection
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Beekeeping 101: Hive Inspection

Join Brooklyn Grange’s very own head beekeeper Geraldine Simonis as she inspects one of the farm’s rooftop hives! Discover what all of the buzz is about as Geraldine explains why honeybees are important pollinators, the thrills and challenges of urban beekeeping, and how you could get set up with your own beehive.

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Tasting Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Tasting Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm

Join us for an interactive Tasting Tour, where we will touch, smell and taste our way around the farm! Learn how to identify and harvest various herbs, edible weeds, and early summer veggies. We'll discuss plant varieties, flavor profiles, and cooking/prep ideas leaving you better equipped to navigate the farmer's market like a true pro.

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Farmer for a Day: Hands-On Rooftop Farming Workshop
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Farmer for a Day: Hands-On Rooftop Farming Workshop

What is it like to be an urban farmer? How does one cultivate crops hundreds of feet above the city streets? In our hands-on farming workshop, you’ll step into Director of Farming Operations Liz Dowd’s shoes and get your hands dirty working the (rooftop) land. Whatever the day entails, there will be plenty of time for a Q+A session, and for the most important part of farmer's checklist - end of day snacks and libations! 

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SOLD OUT - Introduction to Beekeeping
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

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

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

SOLD OUT- 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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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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