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

  • Understand what makes a good or bad microgreen

  • Choose the right system to grow microgreens

  • Manage the climate & nutrients for your micros

  • Plant micros yourself from seed until harvest

  • Put into practice the best harvesting techniques

  • Discuss structure and health of a wide variety of micros

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 two times a month on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
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 class is taught in a manner where even a novice to the method is engaged. The interactive components make all the difference. Real use of all your senses!
— Karen O.

Full class overview

1. Quality Assurance

  • How to tell what makes good and bad micros

  • Hands on taste, smell, and viewing

  • High and low quality comparisons 

  • Understand exactly how micros
    should look, taste and smell

Get hands on experience understanding tell-tale signs for microgreen quality - both good and bad.

Get hands on experience understanding tell-tale signs for microgreen quality - both good and bad.


Let us help you find the right system for your micros. 

Let us help you find the right system for your micros. 

2. System design

  • Different types of hydroponic systems for micros, their pros and cons

  • Simple ways to build microgreen systems

  • Small scale home operations

  • Light choice and proximity to plants

  • Mold growth prevention


3. Growing media

  • Overview of options

  • What works best for each plant type

  • Delivering live vs. cut products

  • Ecological, cost, and other considerations

Choosing the right growing media is important for achieving the highest quality product. 

Choosing the right growing media is important for achieving the highest quality product. 


Many factors determine microgreen success but it starts with seeds and planting.

Many factors determine microgreen success but it starts with seeds and planting.

4. Planting

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

  • Proper seed purchasing and storage

  • Growing media preparation

  • Seeding density for each type of microgreen


5. Harvesting

  • Delivering live vs cut microgreens 

  • Mechanization, automation, and safety 

  • Minimizing your ecological footprint

  • Choosing appropriate packaging

 

Get hands-on experience harvesting for the most efficient production and minimal ecological footprint. 

Get hands-on experience harvesting for the most efficient production and minimal ecological footprint. 


Register Now

Classes are held two times a month on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
The link below will take you to our page on the Institute of Culinary Education's website.