HYDROPONICS FOR KIDS

A fun and interactive opportunity for kids to experience farming, hydroponics, and emerging technology. Designed to stimulate interest in food sourcing and sustainability while learning to appreciate new flavors and culinary possibilities.

 

in this 90 minute class each student will:

  • Understand the basics of plant biology and hydroponics

  • Work together with other students to learn about the farm

  • Create and plant a take-home hydroponic garden

  • Taste and identify all sorts of new, flavorful culinary herbs

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What a beautiful space! I really enjoyed the class. It was super educational and I had a blast. David was super friendly and very passionate about hydroponics. Huge kudos to him for prepping for the class and sharing his knowledge and expertise.
— Mika T.

About the Class

 Head Horticulturalist David Goldstein

Head Horticulturalist David Goldstein

learn from a pro

Head Horticulturalist David Goldstein has years of experience designing and building hydroponic systems for educational and commercial use, and of successfully growing a huge variety of crops hydroponically and conventionally. David manages both the Farm.One farms.

a Unique Farm in Manhattan

Farm.One in Tribeca is a unique, custom-designed, climate-controlled indoor learning space with multiple different kinds of hydroponic and lighting systems. Over 100 different crop varieties are grown at any one time, including rare and unusual herbs and greens, edible flowers and other exciting culinary ingredients.

There is no other facility like this in New York.


The kids had a great time exploring the Farm, learning about hydroponics, making their own hydroponic gardens, and watching the ladybugs do their thing!
— Brett B

Full class overview

The Hydro Hunt

A scavenger hunt tour around the inside of a fully operational commercial hydroponic facility, where students will identify and learn about the wide variety of equipment, technology, and plants present on the Farm.

 Hydroponics can be more efficient, faster and more sustainable, as well as being easy and fun to learn

Hydroponics can be more efficient, faster and more sustainable, as well as being easy and fun to learn


  See, taste and describe multiple varieties of rare herbs, microgreens, and edible flowers   

See, taste and describe multiple varieties of rare herbs, microgreens, and edible flowers 

Taste and Think

Even most adults haven't had the chance to taste the dozens of varieties of rare herbs, microgreens, and edible flowers grown at Farm.One. In this activity, each student will sample totally new, exciting flavors while considering simple tasting notes and exploring how they might be used in their favorite dishes.


Planting the Future

Bringing together all of the fundamentals covered in the class, students create their own take home mini-hydroponic garden and acquire the responsibility necessary to cultivate a plant from seed to harvest.

 Discover how to give your plants the right mix of light, warmth, humidity and airflow to maximize flavor and color

Discover how to give your plants the right mix of light, warmth, humidity and airflow to maximize flavor and color

The space is really cool and I would definitely recommend this class.
— Wilson G.