After this 3 hour class, you will be able to confidently:

  • Understand and use the principles of hydroponics

  • Choose or design a simple hydroponic system

  • Manage the climate & nutrients for your crops

  • Plant yourself from seed, transplant and grow until harvest

  • Prune and harvest your plants for the best yield

  • Avoid pests without pesticides

PLUS!

Taste up to 30 different kinds of rare herbs and greens
Take home a FREE gift of a rare plant grown on the farm in a simple hydroponic planter

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Classes are held every 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings, and every 4th Saturday afternoon of the month
The link below will take you to our page on the Institute of Culinary Education's website.


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

Farm Manager David Goldstein

Farm Manager David Goldstein

learn from a pro

Farm Manager 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. 

a Unique Farm in Manhattan

The ICE hydroponic grow room operated by Farm.One is a unique, custom-designed, climate-controlled indoor learning space with 8 different kinds of hydroponic and lighting systems. Over 30 different crop varieties are grown at any one time, including rare and unusual herbs and greens, tomatoes, eggplants and strawberries.

There is no other facility like this in New York.


The Farm.One “Intro to Indoor Growing” class is the perfect first step for those who have an interest in this emerging industry, but don’t have any hands on experience...[I] cannot wait to take the next class.
— Will D

Full class overview

1. Principles of Hydroponics

  • What is hydroponics? How does it work?

  • Why is it so efficient? 

  • The easiest and most appropriate crops to grow

  • Principles of indoor artificial lighting

  • Growing herbs versus fruit and flowers

  • Challenges of hydroponic systems

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, touch and use multiple kinds of hydroponic systems 

See, touch and use multiple kinds of hydroponic systems 

2. Hydroponic Systems

  • Different types of hydroponic systems, their pros and cons

  • The best lighting systems and which to choose

  • Simple ways to start at home

  • Overview of commercial systems


3. Climate & Nutrients For Your Crops

  • Managing nutrients

  • Spotting and fixing unhealthy plants

  • What climates work best for herbs and greens

  • How to simply manage climate

  • More sophisticated climate control & CO2

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


Learn how to germinate, transplant and work from cuttings in hydroponic systems.

Learn how to germinate, transplant and work from cuttings in hydroponic systems.

4. GROW and manage from seed to harvest

  • The basics of planting and germinating with hands-on instruction

  • Growing mediums

  • Techniques to improve germination rates

  • Transplanting into the main system

  • Growing from cuttings


5. Avoid Pests Without Pesticides

  • Techniques to keep your farm pest-free

  • What to do if you do get pests
     

6. prune & harvest for the best yield

  • The basics with hands-on instruction

  • Specific techniques for popular crops

  • Lifecycle and stages of growth

Get hands-on experience harvesting for the most efficient production and yield, and learn how to avoid pests

Get hands-on experience harvesting for the most efficient production and yield, and learn how to avoid pests


The space is really cool and I would definitely recommend this class to anyone with any interest in CEA.
— Wilson G.

Register Now

Classes are held every 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings, and every 4th Saturday afternoon of the month.
The link below will take you to our page on the Institute of Culinary Education's website.