2016 Plant Health

Interested in Plant Health & Pest Management?

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You've come to the right place - Welcome to Farm School NYC!

Below you can find out all the details about Farm School NYC's Plant Health course, as well as our other Summer and Fall offerings!  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.

 

Plant Health 2016

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

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. 

This session will be taught by Peggy Conte.

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

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Additional 2016 Courses

Summer Courses

Crop Management: This course will explore the best crops for NYC’s climate, weed management, succession planning and planting, inter-planting, harvesting and post-harvest handling techniques, review of common crop plant families and their specific needs including vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit, and summer pruning.

July 6 - July 30, 2016
Wednesdays, 6 -9 pm
Saturdays, 10 - 2 pm

Cost: Sliding Scale Tuition Range $150 (Level 1 Subsidized) - $440 (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

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