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Not So Basic Indoor Plant 101

  • Brooklyn Grange Clinton Avenue & Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States (map)
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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!

Ceci de Corral, our Design/Build Director and all around indoor horticultural specialist, will teach you everything you need to know about soil, light and watering needs for your indoor garden. We will examine what conditions are favorable for different types of plants, their care requirements, and steps for addressing common challenges. We’ll also discuss varied propagation techniques from stem and leaf cuttings to division. During the workshop each participant will re-pot a small plant or two in a terra-cotta pot based on their personal lighting situation and aesthetic tastes.

Let’s green this city one windowsill at a time!

ABOUT CECI DE CORRAL

Hailing from the tropics of Puerto Rico and Miami, Cecilia "Ceci" de Corral moved to New York to study design at Parsons in 2007. Since then she has spent time teaching at schools across Brooklyn and Queens, spreading the importance of art, growing veggies, and cooking good meals with the youth of New York.  Ceci has committed herself to making the city a greener and happier place. Ceci now works designing, building, and maintaining gardens, and can typically be found hustling materials around, dead heading flowers, and researching plants. When she's not busy pruning our city's landscape she can be found baking bread at home in Bed-Stuy or going for long walks (always noting which tree pits or sidewalk planters should get a good pruning).


THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FARM IN OUR INDOOR LOFT. DETAILED DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW.


PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, Brooklyn Grange will not provide credit or refunds for tickets purchased on our website for a workshop, dining event, yoga class, or tour.  Events take place rain or shine. Please understand that buying a ticket to one of our events is no different from buying a concert ticket, theater ticket, or movie ticket. You are always welcome to gift your class to a friend if you cannot make it!

WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS 
Please let us know if you would like to attend but are unable to do so due to registration fees. We are happy to extend a discount or full scholarship to low income members of our community. If you know an organization or an individual who might be well served by this program, please tell them to reach out to us via email at Events@BrooklynGrangeFarm.com. 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 consider your privilege (ie. education, generational wealth, parental and community support, partnership status and other circumstances that may offer you a safety net which allows more resilience when financial setbacks occur)* before reaching out. Note that we we may ask for proof of income before we are able to make a determination of eligibility.

*Thank you to our friends at Farm School NYC for this language.