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.
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.
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.