Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

reminder! brooklyn homesteader’s backyard farming bootcamp

August 25, 2011

This is going to be awesome…

Brooklyn Homesteader’s
Backyard Farming Bootcamp

Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)

Greenpoint, NY

Ever wanted to learn how to grow, make and preserve your own food in a small space but need some hands-on guidance to do so?

Join Meg Paska, the “Brooklyn Homesteader,” on her own turf as she teaches you how to raise chickens, keep bees, grow a garden, compost, forage, can, pickle, preserve and homebrew all from her tiny Greenpoint homestead.

Coffee and homemade donuts will be served in the morning before the class commences.

It will tentatively go as follows:

– Building Raised Beds and Planning a Vegetable Garden

– Composting

– Chickens 101

– Food Preservation (Freezing, Drying, Canning, Fermentation)

LUNCH ON THE BBQ!

– Beekeeping 101

– Wild Edibles

– Homebrewing basics with Jerry Madden of Tipsy Parson

– DIY Home and Body Care with Liz Neves of Raganella

WIND DOWN with local beers and Q&A

Attendees will get hands on experience in all aspects of the above mentioned topics and will leave with care packages of assorted goodies! (Books on the subjects covered, seeds, canned and pickled items from the class, etc)

Please email Megan@BrooklynHomesteader.com with any questions.

Students are expected to bring notepads and pens, dress in light color clothes, be able to climb ladders and are willing to sign a waiver, as we will be getting up close and personal with stinging, venomous insects, boiling hot jars of food and eating weeds from the nearby park.

All other materials are included in the cost of the class.

Meg Paska is a writer, Huffington Post blogger and instructor at such fine institutions as The New York Botanical Gardens and Third Ward. She currently manages apiaries for hospitality groups and farms in the NY area and has a book on Urban Beekeeping due out on Chronicle Books in early 2013.

$150 for the entire day of learning and fun.

RSVP here!

http://bkhomesteaderbootcamp.eventbrite.com/

composting in tight quarters workshop

April 6, 2011

That is one ginormous compost pile.

Curious about compost? Come to a workshop I’m leading next Saturday, April 16 at the New York Botanical Garden Midtown Campus!

Mastering the Urban Garden Saturday: Composting in Tight Quarters
Experience the alchemy of composting. Learn how to create nutrient-rich amendments for your garden bed while diverting food and yard waste from the landfill. Explore a variety of methods and uses for diverse settings, including indoor vermicomposting (worm composting) for small spaces and a range of outdoor bin systems.

Saturday, April 16
12:45 to 2:25pm

NYBG Midtown
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036 (btwn 5th & 6th Aves)
Tel. 718.817.8747

$31 for non-members, $28 for members

Reserve your spot in the class!

our future, our food

May 11, 2010

Curious about growing food in the city? Want to know more about the strong community focus of gardening in an urban setting?

Next Wednesday, May 19 from 6 to 7pm at the Manhattan location of the New York Botanical Garden…

Our Future, Our Food: The Role of Community Gardens in Urban Agriculture

Presented by urban farmer Karen Washington, the lecture inspires growers and consumers to use gardening as a tool to educate and enrich their local communities.

Karen Washington is a garden advocate and community activist who for 25 years has been helping people cultivate healthier foods and neighborhoods in the Bronx, in part through a City Farms market that she launched. She’s also a member of the New York Botanical Garden’s Board.

Register with the New York Botanical Gardens at their new site: nybg.org/AdultEd with class code 104GAR 805 Section B or call 800.322.NYBG (6924) for more information.

• 104GAR 805 Section B: Wednesday, May 19, 6–7 p.m., Manhattan (20 West 44th Street, Midtown)

blogging for greenopolis

January 11, 2010

I am tickled and honored to be blogging for Greenopolis. My first post may look familiar – it’s a rehash of the original Library of Trash post from early November. But just in case you missed it, or you wanted to see it in a new venue, here it is…