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

  • Understand lit vs. dark cycle germination

  • Transplant crops at exactly the right time

  • Comprehend plant structure and health

  • Clone your healthiest plants for better produce

  • Implement the best techniques for harvesting

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 on Monday and Wednesday evenings two times a 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.


Full class overview

1. Germination

  • Techniques for higher germination rates

  • Dark cycle vs. lit germination

  • Nutrient levels during germination period

  • Improving common errors during germination

Germination is a crucial period for all plants. Understanding germination is essential for any indoor farmer. 

Germination is a crucial period for all plants. Understanding germination is essential for any indoor farmer. 


Transplanting is critical to any operation. Understanding when to transplant can make the difference between healthy and dead plants.

Transplanting is critical to any operation. Understanding when to transplant can make the difference between healthy and dead plants.

2. Transplanting

  • When to transplant and when not to

  • Crop spacing depending on plant variety

  • Growing media during the transplanting stage

  • Different support systems for young and mature plants


3. Plant structure and health

  • Spotting and fixing unhealthy plants

  • Detailed examination of various plant structures

  • Common nutrient deficiencies and health issues

  • Stages of growth and how to notice changes

Plants are living, breathing, complex life forms. We can help you know your plants like you know the back of your hand.

Plants are living, breathing, complex life forms. We can help you know your plants like you know the back of your hand.


Cloning is a fast way to reward good plant behavior. Mastering cloning is an important component to maximizing yield. 

Cloning is a fast way to reward good plant behavior. Mastering cloning is an important component to maximizing yield. 

4. Cloning

  • Which plants can or cannot be cloned

  • Hands on cloning practice

  • Proper cloning techniques 

  • Things to avoid while cloning

  • What to look out for once you've cloned a plant


5. Harvesting

  • When to harvest a plant

  • Quality control techniques during harvesting

  • Correct harvesting style

  • Hands on session with flowers, hedges, branching plants, specialty plants, and microgreens 

Build the right habits when harvesting. Let us help you do it!

Build the right habits when harvesting.
Let us help you do it!


Recently attended a hydroponics class. Was very helpful and the plants are delicious
— Rakan Anmouri

Register Now

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