2016 Community Food Arts - Farm School NYC

Jams, Preserves, Kraut - Oh My!
Community Food Arts - Summer 2016

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July 19 - August 23, 2016
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 pm
Saturdays, August 6 & 20, 1-5 pm

Jams, jellies, pickles, preserves, salsas, salts and more – learn to make and market value-added farm products in this course.

Value-added food products diversify farm income, preserve produce that might go to waste, and create products that have a greater shelf-life and extend your selling season. Moreover, they allow you more control over the food you put in your body and the bodies of those you love.

This session will be taught by Michaela Hayes, the owner of award-winning fermented foods company, Crock & Jar.

Cost: Sliding Scale Tuition Range
Level 1 Subsidized: $160
Level 2: $185
Level 3: $210
FULL TUITION - Level 4: $260

All Farm School NYC Classes are based on income and include subsidized tuition for qualified students. View our Payment Level Chart

Farm School NYC exists because 85% of income comes from tuition, and would not be able to operate without tuition. Please keep that in mind when signing up for classes.

 

Other Summer Season Courses

Plant Health: This course is an introduction to organic pest and disease management.  We will begin to identify common NYC pests and diseases and discuss prevention and management strategies, including cultural practices, mechanical and biological controls and low-toxic treatment. 

August 3 - August 13, 2016
Wednesdays, 6 -9 pm
Saturdays, 10 - 2 pm

Cost: Sliding Scale Tuition Range $75 (Level 1 Subsidized) - $220 (Full Tuition)

All Farm School NYC Classes are based on income and include subsidized tuition for qualified students. View our Payment Level Chart

Fall Season

Crop Management Co-Instructor Chris Bolden Newsome

LIMITED CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP & CLASS FILLS QUICKLY!

Season Extension: Learn about the best crops for late-season production. Students will also learn about common season-extension tools: row covers, sun boxes, cold frames, greenhouses and hoop houses. We will cover the benefits and challenges of using these materials, and sources for them.
August 17 - 27, 2016
Wednesdays, 6 -9 pm
Saturdays, 10 - 2 pm

Preparing for Winter: This course will cover seed saving, garlic planting and varieties, garden clean-up and tool storage, cover-cropping basics (varieties, sowing methods and planting calendar) as well as food preservation techniques.

September 7 - 24, 2016
Wednesdays, 6 -9 pm
Saturdays, 10 - 2 pm

Small Farm Planning and Design: This course will review the value of and types of record keeping for your community garden, urban farm, or food-related business. Learn practical elements of community garden, school garden and urban farm design, business planning 101, beginner marketing concepts and program planning. Learn about the theory and practice of asset-based community mapping.  There are several pre-requisites for this course.  Please contact us for more information.

September 28 - November 2, 2016
Wednesdays, 6 -9 pm
Saturdays, 10 - 2 pm

Thanks for your interest in Farm School NYC and if you have any questions we don't cover here, you can reach out to Farm School NYC's director, Onika Abraham anytime.