Continuing Education on the Farm

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Check this page for a regularly updated list of available courses at KCC Urban Farm.
To register, call 718-368-5050 or click here.

Questions? Contact kccurbanfarm@kbcc.cuny.edu!

 

SUMMER 2015
Intro to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30, July 7 – August 25
$100 + $15 materials fee

This course covers all of the basics of urban gardening from soil to seed to table. Learn how to grow edible crops organically, start plants from seed, manage pests, and more at KCC Urban Farm. Students will gain skills in soil conditioning, crop planning, composting, planting, and harvesting to get on their way to producing their own fresh herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables. This course also covers finding land for gardening in NYC and building a garden from scratch.

Advanced Organic Vegetable Gardening
Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30, July 8 – August 26
$130 + $15 materials fee

Prepare yourself for the 2016 growing season this fall at KCC Urban Farm. This class is for students who have taken Intro to Vegetable Gardening or who have some experience gardening already. Class will be a hands-on immersion into growing food organically, with lots of hands-on practice at KCC Urban Farm and communal space to grow your own fresh produce. We will go deeper into soil science, propagation, crop planning, plant care, harvesting, pest management, and botany, leaving students confident and well-equipped to grow small-scale vegetable gardens. This course will also cover season-extension and seed-saving.

Your Urban Herbal Medicinal Cabinet
6 weeks: Thursdays, 5:30-8:30, June 18-July 30 (no class July 2)
$90 + $25 materials fee

In this class we will focus on six (6) native medicinal plants considered essential natural remedies. Throughout this course participants will learn: how to grow plants from seeds and cuttings; the properties, benefits and risks of each plant; and how to care for each plant. Mature plants will be on hand so participants learn when and how to harvest each plant. And dried herbs made available so we spend time in each of our classes making different herbal preparations such as teas, tinctures, oils, and syrups that participants can take home.

Gluten-Free Cooking at Home
2 sessions: Mondays, 5pm-8pm, July 20-27
$65 + $15 materials fee

Are you allergic or sensitive to wheat gluten? Or are you trying to cut back? Come learn how to prepare quick and easy gluten-free meals at home.


Farm-to-Table Cooking with Vegetables
2 sessions: Mondays, 5pm-8pm, August 3-10
$65 + $15 materials fee

Put vegetables at the front and center of your dinner plate. Make use of summer’s bounty using produce from KCC Urban Farm and learn how to use local or home-grown vegetables and herbs in your everyday cooking.

 

FALL 2015
Intro to Urban Vegetable Gardening
Tuesdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm, September 29-November 17
$100 + $15 materials fee + $25 registration fee

This course covers all of the basics of urban gardening from soil to seed to table. Deepen your understanding of growing edible crops, starting plants from seed, pest management, soil science, and more at KCC Urban Farm. Learn basic skills such as soil conditioning, crop planning, composting, planting, and harvesting to get on your way to producing your own fresh herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables. This course also covers finding land for gardening in NYC and building a garden from scratch.

Gardening with Kids
Saturdays, 9:45am-11:45am, September 12 and October 3
$50 per child
Adult and child are invited to a hands on learning experience at the KCC Urban Farm. Students will learn what plants need to grow, how and when to sow seeds, plant care and harvesting. Locating and designing a space to garden and tips and tricks of gardening with kids will also be covered

Urban Agriculture-Focused Carpentry
Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00pm, Sep 26 and Oct 3
$100 + $25 materials fee + $25 registration fee
This course is beginner carpentry for the Do-It-Yourselfer with a focus on exterior small wood projects for urban farming to home gardening.  We will explain and use hand and power tools; discuss various wood species and their properties to make good selections; and we will plan, design and construct (2) small wood project.

 

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