SOLD OUT - Story on a Plate: Homemade Jam + Photography Workshop 
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT - Story on a Plate: Homemade Jam + Photography Workshop 

Join the Brooklyn Fräulein, Nicole Rutsch for a day of cooking and food-styling. We’ll start out the day with a quick tour of our rooftop farm where we’ll harvest some early spring herbs and veggies that we’ll incorporate into our creations.Back in the kitchen, Nicole will walk us through the steps of making one of her signature jams, as well as quick and preserved pickles. She will show you the basics of how to safely preserve using the boiling water bath process and other canning techniques. Once we have made our preserves, we will work on designing a picture-perfect crudité and cheese boards.

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Buggin' Out: a Panel Discussion of History, Psychology and Ethics of Entomophagy
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Buggin' Out: a Panel Discussion of History, Psychology and Ethics of Entomophagy

In this lively panel, we will explore the history, psychology and ethics of entomophagy; culinary uses of the most delicious insects; and even share some bites. The discussion will be led by Dr. Alexandra Plakias,, author of the forthcoming book, Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction. Joining Alex will be Chef-Owner of Black Ant, Mario Hernandez; American Museum of Natural History’s Senior Museum Specialist in Entomology, Louis Sorkin; and Co-Founder of Seek Foods, a cricket-based snack food company, Robyn Shapiro. Be prepared for your preconceived notions–and your palate–to be challenged, and to leave feeling inspired and educated.

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SOLD OUT - Beekeeping 101: Hive Inspection
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

SOLD OUT - Beekeeping 101: Hive Inspection

Our favorite beekeeper Carin Zinter of C&C Orchards will teach WHY these honeybees are so important, explain the tools of the trade, and the basics of getting started with your own hive. From there, you'll suit up and get to observe a hive-check to see what a healthy hive looks like! We'll be on the lookout for a healthy queen, bees busy making honey, pollen stores and more.

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Monday Evening Yoga
Jun
4
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jun
11
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jun
18
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jun
25
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jul
2
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jul
9
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jul
16
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jul
23
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Jul
30
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
6
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
13
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
20
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Aug
27
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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Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
3
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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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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Monday Evening Yoga
Sep
17
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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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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SOLD OUT - Beekeeping 101: Hive Building
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

SOLD OUT - Beekeeping 101: Hive Building

Start the beekeeping season with a deep dive into the art of the hive! The class will start 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 then bust out the wood and paint and put together some hives. While there are many ways of keeping bees worldwide, the most widely used is the Langstroth Hive. Together we’ll construct the hive bodies, honey supers and frames and then we’ll finish them off with a fresh coat of paint.

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SOLD OUT - Planning Your Garden for Spring
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Planning Your Garden for Spring

It's beginning to feel like spring outside so it must be time to get your plans finalized for your summer 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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SOLD OUT - Make Your Own Skincare: Infused Oils & Balms for Self-Care
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT - Make Your Own Skincare: Infused Oils & 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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Natural Spectrum Dye Workshop
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Natural Spectrum Dye Workshop

In this workshop you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing. Participants will learn about the many plants, roots, berries, minerals, and insects that have been used for thousands of years to create color on cloth. Historical context as well as proper procedure to achieve the most vibrant and long lasting results will be covered. Liz Spencer of The Dogwood Dyer will discuss the innovators and pioneers in the modern day natural dye renaissance and how to work with natural colors in a sustainable, low impact way. Creative shibori and resist techniques to create pattern will be demonstrated while participants will have ample time to experiment and play with surface design. There will be 3 primary dye baths (red, yellow, blue) on hand, and when combined a whole color spectrum is attainable!

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SOLD OUT - Introduction to Beekeeping
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - 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 - Mushroom Cultivation
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Mushroom Cultivation

Mushroom cultivation, a Brooklyn Grange cult classic (get it?!), is back! Take a deep dive into the amazing world of mushrooms and fungi. This two-hour lecture led by Andrew Carter, one of the co-founders of Brooklyn’s mushroom farm, Smallhold, will cover the basics of how mushrooms grow in nature and how we can apply those lessons to various locations and environments to cultivate mushrooms for food and medicine.

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

SOLD OUT - 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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SOLD OUT - Dumpling Making Workshop
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - 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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Woodblock Prints
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Woodblock Prints

Explore the endless possibilities of printmaking! In this three 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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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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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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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 w