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Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park

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679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States

January 2019

Sofrito Masterclass with Chef Yadi

January 26 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$25.00

New Year, Ancestral Seasonings! Learn to create a flavor matrix and season your foods using natural herbs, spices to make your own sofrito and adobo, which you will also take home. Used in rice, beans, stews, vegetables, meats and as a dip, everywhere in the caribbean. Menu: Sofrito Adobo Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and classroom at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. You…

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February 2019

Soups & Stews of the Caribbean

February 2 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$25.00

Join us on an exploration and hands-on class of making Asopao and Sancocho. Asopao is a rice-focused stew known to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and is a tasty and affordable way to incorporate fall and winter vegetables. You’ll make traditional and vegetarian versions that begin with making your own fresh Sofrito for maximum flavor.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and classroom at Denny Farrell Riverbank…

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Family Cooking Class: Classic Potato Dishes for the Whole Family

February 8 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00 - $25.00

Noah Sheetz of the Chef's Consortium leads this hands-on cooking class about potatoes - one of the most versatile roots in the kitchen! This isn't all about mashed! Learn when to boil, fry, and roast different types and how to get the most out of them at the dinner table. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and classroom at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.…

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FERMENTATION SERIES | The Art of Miso

February 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00 - $120.00

In this course we will cover the basic science behind making miso, why it is good for you and how to make it yourself. Miso is a traditional Japanese product produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and the fungus Aspergillus oryzae called Koji. High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals, miso played an important nutritional role in Japan. We will cover soy miso and non soy miso’s in this class and make a chickpea miso for you to take home. We'll also sample some miso!  If you are interested in DIY projects, Old World food preservation,…

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Beginners Guide to Sous Vide Cooking

February 15 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$25.00

Sous-vide is a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and cooked in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times at a regulated temperature. This class will show you process, share with you tips and tricks, and let you try some delicious Sous Vide dishes! Definitely for the curious kitchen connosieur. This class is led by Noah Sheetz of the Chef's Consortium. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class…

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Herbal Salves and Creams For Cold Weather Skincare

February 16 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00

Winter weather and its cool dry seasonal air can leave skin feeling dehydrated and lacking moisture. In this class you will learn which herbs can give you a winter glow and leave you feeling replenished and ready for the elements. We'll discuss how to make herbal oils with hydrating and skin nourishing herbs, as well as how to use these herbs in balms, creams, baths and more. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time.…

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March 2019

FERMENTATION SERIES | Ancestral Healing of Caribbean Pickles & Ferments

March 2 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00 - $120.00

Come explore one of the oldest forms of ancestral food preservation and shelf-life extension, through healing Latin and Caribbean pickled condiments. Explore the benefits of natural probiotics created using vinegars and spices in these tasty healing meal toppers, sides and flavor boosters.  The Hort's Fermentation Series covers a wide range of topics to inspire New Yorkers to engage in the age-old art of fermentation. The 5-session series covers popular topics like Miso, Kombucha, Cheese, and more! Each class is $30 or sign…

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Family Cooking Class: Maple Dishes, Savory + Sweet

March 8 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00 - $25.00

Join Annette Nielsen, Adirondack native and The Hort's resident Manager of Food, Nutriton and Culiary Programs at the Greenhouse & Kitchen to learn how to incorporate one of nature's sweetest offerings and the first-of-the-year north country harvest: Maple! The incredibly versatile syrup can also be found in a crystalized form. You may spotlight as part of an entree on your dinner table or hinted at in savory side dishes. Whether you want to learn how to glaze, bake, sauce, or…

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FERMENTATION SERIES | International Breads: Sourdough, Injera, and Dosas

March 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00 - $120.00

Explore the history, health benefits, and learn how to make Idlis (South Indian breakfast cake), Injera (Ethiopian flatbread), and Dosa (fermented crepe). If you are interested in DIY projects, Old World food preservation, gut health or fermentation in general this is the class for you! The Hort's Fermentation Series covers a wide range of topics to inspire New Yorkers to engage in the age-old art of fermentation. The 5-session series covers popular topics like Miso, Kombucha, Cheese, and more! Each class is $30…

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Wild Edibles: Recipes for Foraged Foods

March 15 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$25.00

You probably won't find these ingredients on the shelf of your local supermarket, however join Chef Noah Sheetz of Chefs' Consortium as he teaches the principles of learning to identify delicious foods from nature and cook with wild edibles he'll bring to class. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and classroom at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. You may register online or in person.…

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Garden Workshop: Intro to Seed Starting

March 30 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00

This course is all about seeds! We will cover all the basics of seed-starting for a vegetable garden including what is best to direct sow vs. starting, the fundamentals of lighting and soil mixes, and how to make sure your seedlings are strong enough to transplant. Each participant will bring their own seed tray home. Our Garden Workshops are designed to be accessible to all curious New Yorkers and provide a hands-on, informative look into the world of gardening. Seasonal topics…

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April 2019

Family Cooking Class: Latin Rolled & Finger Foods

April 12 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00 - $25.00

One thing is for sure, every culture and food community has a rolled or finger food. Come learn to make easy, but jaw dropping delicous, traditional rolled and finger foods with a modern plant-based update.  Menu: Empanadas/Pastelitos Quipes - Bulgur Wheat Relleno De Repollo - Cabbage Rolls Aranitas - (similar to Plantain Latkes) Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and classroom at Denny Farrell…

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FERMENTATION SERIES | Yogurt & Cheese

April 13 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00 - $120.00

The Hort welcomes award-winning artisanal cheesemaker, Karen Weinberg from 3-Corner Field Farm. Join Karen, who ran her sheep dairy in the Batten Kill River Valley as she demonstrates the best techniques for making rich yogurt and ricotta. This hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to ask questions with an in-field expert.  The Hort's Fermentation Series covers a wide range of topics to inspire New Yorkers to engage in the age-old art of fermentation. The 5-session series covers popular topics like Miso, Kombucha,…

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Garden Workshop: Spring Plot Planning & Tips for Herb Gardens

April 27 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00

Learn how to get your plot ready for the season with a proper growing plan. We will cover crop schedules, amendment timelines, and how to integrate herbs into your space and home. In addition, explore how herbs like basil, parsley, chives, dill, and thyme add unique flavors to your food and can take your kitchen to the next level. We will also discuss and the health properties different herbs can provide. Each participant will transplant an herb to take home.…

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May 2019

FERMENTATION SERIES | Intro to Kombucha

May 4 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00 - $120.00

Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir, kimchi and many other delicious foods we love are the product of fermentation. In this course we will cover the basic science behind making kombucha, why it’s good for you, and how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health,…

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Family Cooking Class: Picnics!

May 17 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00 - $25.00

Join The Hort's manager of food, nutrition and culinary programs, Annette Nielsen, as you learn about the best parts of eating outdoors! Whether a cool supper on a lawn or a room-temperature brunch, you'll discover the best ways to prepare, safely transport and serve delicious recipes that make warm weather dining so much fun. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and classroom at Denny…

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Garden Workshop: The Basics of Soil Health

May 18 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00

Good Soil is the foundation of every successful garden. In this course, we will identify different types of soil media, learn techniques to analyze & organically revitalize garden soil, and dive into the basics of soil nutrients. Our Garden Workshops are designed to be accessible to all curious New Yorkers and provide a hands-on, informative look into the world of gardening. Seasonal topics will engage and inspire the first-time-growers and the seasoned greenthumbs. Each class is led by one of the Horticultural…

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June 2019

Picnic at the Greenhouse

June 1 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
Free

We're opening our greenhouse and kitchen doors wide to welcome our neighbors and extended community to fun and eating great finger food, with dishes that are seasonal and garden-inspired.  Want to volunteer? Contact us at education@thehort.orgThe NYdigs Greenhouse & Kitchen is located at:Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park679 Riverside DriveNew York, NY 10031 The Hort's NYDigs program is supported by The Burpee Foundation.

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Family Cooking Class: Salads from Side Dish to Main Event

June 8 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00 - $25.00

From a side salad to composed salads using fish, poultry or meats and various vegetables, or even those we look to for dessert, warm weather provides plenty of opportunity to incorporate leafy garden greens and herbs. Using our greenhouse and garden as inspiration, we will prepare a variety of salads to tempt the tastebuds throughout the summer and beyond. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the…

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Garden Workshop: Garden Bugs

June 15 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$20.00

In this course, you will learn how to identify common pests & helpful bugs, recognize plant symptoms & damage, and implement easy, organic pest-control solutions. We will address when to spray, when to remove leaves, and when to get serious. Each participant will make an organic pest remedy to try at home. Our Garden Workshops are designed to be accessible to all curious New Yorkers and provide a hands-on, informative look into the world of gardening. Seasonal topics will engage and inspire…

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