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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

March 2019

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

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

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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Wild Medicine Herb Walk

June 14 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00

Spring and Summer are the perfect time to meet the native plants that herbalists have traditionally used for medicine. Learn which apothecary botanicals grow in the wilds of our urban parks and landscapes in this experiential class with Dawn Petter, clinical herbalist. You'll discover how to identify, when to harvest andhow to use what we find for food and medicine. Recipes included. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is…

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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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July 2019

The Summer Herbal Home Apothecary

July 17 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00

Whether for prevention or relief, this class will give you the herbal tools you need to create remedies to have on hand when needed. We will cover poison ivy prevention, sunburn and bug bite relief, herbs and foods to stay cool and hydrated and remedies for cutting down on inflammation and muscle aches, as well as others.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class as we start right on time. Special Note: The class is located in the greenhouse and…

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Herbal Lotions and Potions for Young Wizards

July 19 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10031 United States
$30.00

This class is for Harry Potter enthusiasts, ages 7 to 14, who wish Hogwarts was real! Wild plants have been used for thousands of years by herbalists for health and healing. This ancient wisdom is steeped in story, magic and folklore. Learn to make your own lotions and potions, as we step through the doorway into the plant kingdom and learn how to safely use herbs in food and medicine. Tastings of herbal honeys, jellos, teas, and recipes as well…

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