Community Update September 2017
Course Updates
Students transplanting beets after preparing the bed at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, NY
Recent Courses

As summer begins to fade, we're learning how to care for crops and extend the growing season. Over the past month, our students examined insect & fungal pests, prepared home-brewed pest repellents, visited Rise & Root farm in Chester, NY, and built and installed a low tunnel at Earth Matter.
Student Reflection: Plant Health
"I learned a great deal about insect pests in particular and many methods of dealing with them naturally. One of the best things about this course was that it was so hands on. We each got a chance to create a natural pesticide and actually use it at a garden. Having us research and make natural pesticides was an excellent way to retain the knowledge. I also appreciated all the resources that Peggy provided by way of books, handouts, and emails."

- Shanet Norris, Citywide Student
What's Next?

In September, our Preparing for Winter course will cover seed saving, garlic planting, garden clean-up and tool storage, cover-cropping basics (varieties, sowing methods and planting calendar) as well as food preservation techniques.
Wednesday, Sept 13, 6-9pm
Saturdays, Sept 16, 23, & 30, 10am-4pm

Starting in October, our Small Farm Planning and Design course will focus on practical elements of garden and urban farm design, business planning 101, beginner marketing concepts and program planning. In addition, learn about asset-based community mapping, and the value of record keeping for your community garden, urban farm, or food-related business.
Oct 18 - Nov 18
Wednesdays 6-9pm
Saturdays, 10am-2pm
Registration available in October
Zooming Out: Regional Politics
During the NOFA Conference in August, we sat in on the Domestic Fair Trade Meeting to learn about regional initiatives in the Northeast. We heard from a number of organizations like the Agricultural Justice Project , Migrant Justice , Red Tomato , CATA , and Fair Trade USA , working towards fair labor practices through food justice certification, farm worker involvement, and labeling . It's important to uplift the work of these organizations and advance fair labor initiatives in our region. Find our more about Migrant Justice's Milk With Dignity campaign with Ben & Jerry's.
Certificate Program Applications

Applications for our Certificate Programs are still open! If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining Farm School NYC, find out more  here before applications close on September 30. 
Upcoming Events 

Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 - 8:30pm
NYS Dept of Ag / Manhattan

Saturday, September 9, 1 - 4pm
New Roots / Bronx

Saturday, September 16, 12 - 4pm
GreenThumb / Brooklyn
Wednesday, September 6, 3 - 4pm / Webinar

Tuesday, September 12, 6 - 8pm
Farm School NYC / Brooklyn

September 16 - 21, multiple events
NYC Ag Collective / multiple locations
Jobs & Opportunities  
Snug Harbor

City Growers

Local Roots NYC


Allergic to Salad

Wycoff Farm House
GrowNYC Governors Island

Harlem Grown

Local Roots NYC

Edible Schoolyard NYC

Clinton Housing Development

American Farmland Trust