Have you ever wondered...

  • How to water specific crops at different stages of life?

  • How to install drip irrigation like a boss?
  • How to make the most of rainwater harvesting? 
  • What is the complex relationship between soil and water that enables plants to grow best?

Then apply for Farm School NYC's two-week Irrigation course.  

Course Description:   

With farmers and co-teachers Lorrie Clevenger and Maggie Cheney, you will explore a diversity of techniques and practices, applicable to both larger farm designs and smaller urban plots. You will focus on two major ways of irrigating: drip and rainwater harvesting. Course topics and readings will be put into context through slides, guest speakers - including East New York Farms' agriculture director Deborah Greig and Brooklyn Grange's Head Farmer Ben Flanner, group discussions, and hands-on projects.   

Class Schedule + Locations:  

  • Wednesday, June 10th, 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday, June 13th, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Wednesday, June 18th, 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday, June 20, 10 am - 2 pm

Wednesday courses take place in a midtown Manhattan location; Saturday classes will be held in local farms and gardens.

Course Tuition: 

The full tuition for this two-week, 14-hour course is $220. As part of our mission to make our courses accessible to everyone, Farm School NYC's tuition is on a sliding scale based on household income. Subsidized tuition is available for those who qualify.  See our application for more information.

Meet our Teachers:

                        Lorrie Clevenger                                                                        Maggie Cheney