WORKSHOPS & EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Brooklyn Grange is nestled in the heart of an incredible community of makers, producers, and students in New York City, and we offer workshops year-round on topics in food, farming, wellness, sustainability, business, and beyond. We also offer a season long Beekeeping Education Program which takes students through a full year of beginning beekeeping from building hives and installing brand new packages of bees, straight through to harvesting honey and preparing for winter. Youth programming at the farm is available through City Growers, a registered 501c3 non-profit dedicated to connecting urban communities with agriculture, food and environment through educational farm explorations. If you are seeking to bring a school or youth group to the farm, please CLICK HERE to request a visit with their amazing team of educators!
Check out our Events Calendar, and grab a seat at the table to learn a new skill; a natural dye artist will show you how to create the perfect color from plants growing along NYC sidewalks. Or, perhaps it’s a Brooklyn Beekeeper who’ll inspire a new hobby. We bring in a rotating roster of our favorite innovative instructors who teach our core workshops throughout the year; Intro to Urban Agriculture, Beekeeping, Mushroom Cultivation and Floral Design are always popping up on the calendar, among others! Brooklyn Grange is committed to making sure all members of our community can attend workshops regardless of income level. Please scroll down for more info on our scholarship program.
– WINTER 2019 LINEUP-
Pedal Powered Pasta Making Workshop | February 28th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SOLD OUT - Planning Your Urban Garden for Spring | March 5th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Introduction to Beekeeping | March 12th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
– SPRING 2019 LINEUP-
Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business, Day Long Intensive | March 23rd, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dumpling Making Workshop | March 26th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Urban Soils 101: Basic Science & Practical Approaches for Beginning Gardeners | April 2nd, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Spring Cleanse and Renewal: Seasonal Yoga & Chinese Medicine | April 7th, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Not So Basic Indoor Plant 101 | April 23rd, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Natural Dyeing with Food Waste with the Dogwood Dyer | May 6th, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fermented Herbal Sodas with Contraband Ferments | May 12th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Introduction to Green Roofs | May 21st, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Beekeeping 101: Hive Inspection | June 2nd, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tasting Tour of the Brooklyn Farm | June 18th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Farmer for a Day: Hands On Rooftop Farming Workshop | June 23rd, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
More workshops are added all the time so watch this space for updates!
Whenever possible, Brooklyn Grange will be making 1-2 seats available to workshops and lectures for free or at cost 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.
Almost any of our workshops can be reserved for private groups, parties, and corporate outings. Schedule is based on instructor availability but with plenty of notice we try to accommodate all requests. These workshops are a great option for bridal and baby showers, birthdays, corporate team building outings, and any occasion where you’re looking to get out in the city to do something new! To inquire about booking a private workshop, email email@example.com
BEES & BEEKEEPING
Brooklyn Grange hosts a season-long beekeeping training program, as well as private and ticketed workshops, training new beekeepers to keep their own colonies. Our mission is to spread knowledge of these amazing creatures and increase their numbers in the face of the chemical threat posed by commercial agriculture. Whether you're interested in becoming a beekeeper, or just to learning more about these fascinating pollinators, our programs offer something for everyone. Follow this link learn more about the Beekeeping Education Program and sign up!
k-12 Youth education through City Growers
Youth education is highly valued at Brooklyn Grange, and for that reason we supported the founding of City Growers, a non-profit education program based on our rooftop farms. Since its founding in 2011, City Growers has brought close to 40,000 children and young adults to our farms for educational excursions and workshops where they learn about earth science, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. Visit www.CityGrowers.org for more information and to learn how you can support this critical mission.
Special Classes And Curricula
Brooklyn Grange’s team of Principles lead workshops, seminars and semester-long courses on-site at our farms, as well as in the classroom and conference rooms across the globe. We’ve designed curricula and lesson plans, and taught courses for colleges and universities including The New School, New York University and Ontario’s Willowbank School, as well as Natural Gourmet Institute, and green roof industry leader Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugee And Immigrant Program
In collaboration with the Queens-based Refugee and Immigrant Fund (RIF)'s Urban Farm Recovery Project, Brooklyn Grange has trained several refugees from Africa, Asia and Central America/Mexico, who bring with them cultural and agricultural traditions that enhance our farming practices and our community at the farm. Participants get work experience and build their resumes, as well as engage in therapeutic horticultural activities that allow them to escape the hustle and bustle of New York, their new home city.