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2015 Classes on the Farm

beetsCome grow vegetables with us! This winter and spring KCC Urban Farm will be offering classes to get you on your way to a great 2015 growing season. Register online or at 718-368-5050. For a regularly updated listing of classes at KCC Urban Farm, check our website.

WINTER 2015
Planting Seeds
NHB39, $40
Tues., March 17, 5:30-8:30pm AND Tues., March 31, 5:30-8:30pm

Learn the ins and outs of growing edible crops from seed. This two-day
course will include seed science, pest management, equipment, and
maintenance to successfully carry your crops through the process of
germination. Participants will take home their own seedlings to kick-start their gardens!

SPRING 2015 (registration opens in March)
Intro to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, April 28 – June 16.
$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.

Planting Seeds
NHB39, $40 + $5 materials fee
Weds., April 29, 5:30-8:30pm AND Weds., May 13, 5:30-8:30pm

Learn the ins and outs of growing edible crops from seed. This two-day
course will include seed science, pest management, equipment, and
maintenance to successfully carry your crops through the process of
germination. Participants will take home their own seedlings to kick-start their gardens!

NRC Highlights

With classes running for all of our programs, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium team and CEWD have not slowed down for the summer! Some NRC Highlights:

NRC students receiving their KCC IDs so they can get full access to KCC facilities:

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Culinary Arts, Cohort 2 NRC students getting their KCC IDs

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CEWD Fall Open House

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The Center for Economic and Workforce Development is having another Open House on Monday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 27th at Kingsborough Community College, Call 718.368.4637 speak with a CEWD representative about signing up for a session. Refreshments will be served!

Information sessions begin at 9:00am and 12:00pm. Reserve your spot today!

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At this open house, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable career training programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer FREE supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more! 

Training Programs for Fall of 2014:

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Fall KCC Urban Farm Classes

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Urban Farmers at Kingsborough, Brooklyn, NY

Are you curious about organic gardening? Do you want to learn about organic gardening on an urban farm from professionals? You don’t have to be an enrolled student to take urban farm classes at Kingsborough! Our classes are offered through the Office of Continuing Education, so check us out! Call 718-368-5050 to register today!

 

 

Intro to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, September 9 – October 28, 2014
Course code: NHB 08
$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
Saturdays, 11am-2pm, September 13 – November 1, 2014
Course code: NHB 60
$100 + $15 materials fee

Prepare yourself for the 2015 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.

 

Apply for a Class Bed at KCC Urban Farm

If you’re planning on bringing your class to KCC Urban Farm more than once throughout the semester, consider applying for a class bed!

Class beds are 8’x4′ raised beds at KCC Urban Farm that will be available for research and classes that go beyond what we already offer. Download or fill out the application form below for faculty, staff, and students interested in applying for space. We are looking forward to reading proposals from a variety of disciplines that will help us expand the reach of the Farm in creative and thoughtful ways. 

Applications for class beds for Spring and Summer 2015 semesters are due February 13, 2015. Contact Mara at mara.gittleman@kbcc.cuny.edu with any questions.

Need some ideas? Here are some that have been done in the past!

  • A culinary professor brought his students out nearly every week to watch how the changing season affected the availability of produce. They harvested herbs and vegetables to cook in class.
  • A biology professor brought her students to the class bed in groups of 2-3 for hands-on practice after class
  • A BEH Link class between English and Sociology used a class bed to reinforce ideas learned about Food Systems in class: seeds and seed-saving, access to healthy food, seasonality and local vs. conventional food systems, etc.

Here are some more ideas:

  • Design and implement an experiment! Can we grow more nutritious vegetables than what we can find in supermarkets? How does the biodiversity found on the farm compare to that found around campus? What’s the most effective organic fertilizer? What are some best practices for pest management?
  • Bring your class every other week to plant seeds and carry them through to harvest. While they’re on the farm,  they can observe seasonal changes to harvest, flora, and fauna, or host small group discussions about our food system. At the end of the semester, the students can harvest what they’ve grown and share a meal!

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Spend the Summer at KCC Urban Farm!

Would you like to spend the summer at KCC Urban Farm? Sign up for one of our continuing education classes today:

KCC Urban Farm Summer '14 classes

Check out our Continuing Education on the Farm page regularly updated list of available courses at KCC Urban Farm.

To register for any of these classes, call 718.368.5050 of click here.

CUNY is Happy!

Celebrate a HAPPY Friday with CUNY:

The City University of New York (CUNY) represents diversity, culture, education, freedom, and hope for many students in NYC. Most importantly the purpose of this video is to empower and promote student rights for all.

**Disclaimer: Audio inspired by Pharrell William’s “Happy”. We do not own any copyrights to this song.

Kitchen Ventures at Kingsborough

Kitchen Ventures Incubator Program (KVIP) at Kingsborough, a collaboration through The Office of Continuing Education, CEWD, the Culinary Arts Program and the Department of Tourism and Hospitality offers rental of our commercial kitchen space to help early-stage catering, retail and wholesale food entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. KVIP at KBCC offers supplemental education to help teach entrepreneurs how to strengthen their business plans, navigate the intricacies of distribution and comply with regulatory procedures. Thus, after completion of the incubation period, food companies can spin off to create their own, stable businesses in the community with greater success.

Take a look at our attached brochure to get more information about this new program.

Additional NRC Culinary Arts Information Sessions

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Culinary Arts training, Brooklyn, NY

We’ve added additional information sessions to the upcoming NRC Culinary Arts Training Program:

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:00a-1:00p
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 9:00a-1:00p

If you’re interested in signing up for either of these information sessions, please call us at 718.368.4637 or fill out our online survey and an NRC representative will tell you everything you need to know.

March Job Fairs/Events NYC

Since March is just around the corner, here’s your monthly update of job/career-related events happening around the city. Don’t forget to check out some of our older posts to get tips on compiling your resume, building your professional social media presence, and preparing for career fairs and interviews.

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

  • March 4, 2014 AND March 6, 2014 Coney Island Job Seekers! Before attending either of these events, you must register online. For more information, visit NYCHA’s website.
  • March 13, 2014 11:00a-2:00p—New York City Career Fair @ Holiday Inn Midtown 440 W. 57th St., NYC
  • March 25, 2014 9:30a-1:30p—Advance Healthcare Network Job fair @ Jacob Javits Center 655 W. 35th St., NYC
  • March 31, 2014 11:00a-3:00–Coast-to-Coast Career Fair @ Radisson Martinique 49 W. 32nd St., NYC
  • March 31, 2014 10:00a-1:00p–Diversity Job Fair of New York @ Affinia Manhattan Hotel 371 7th Ave., NYC

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