(New York Campus)
Intro to Indoor Farming
Learn how to grow herbs, greens, fruit and flowers indoors using hydroponics in a controlled environment under artificial light. This introduction to the high-tech world of indoor growing will open your eyes to the possibilities of year-round, pesticide-free, high-quality, high-yield agriculture suitable for any size.
Get hands-on experience from seed to harvest in three hours under the guidance of ICE’s expert Farm Manager. Students of all experience levels and all backgrounds are welcome.
Farm Tour & Tasting with Wine & Gift Box
Tour our indoor hydroponic farm, growing more than 50 varieties of rare herbs, edible flowers and microgreens. Sip complimentary sparkling wine as you taste new and unique flavors from around the world.
Our unique farm uses LED lighting and hydroponics to grow a huge variety of culinary plants, numbering over 200 to date. The indoor grow room uses no pesticides or herbicides, and uses around 95% less water than a traditional farm. The farm supplies both the school and a number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the city.
In this one-hour tour, you will have the chance to taste dozens of rare plant varieties, most of which are never available fresh in New York City. Discover the science of how plants thrive in completely controlled conditions, and experience new flavors and ways of thinking about culinary plants. Attendance is strictly limited, so that there is plenty of time for Q&A and hands-on access to plants.
Commerical Urban Farming
Urban farming is exciting and sustainable, but is it profitable? New farmers can get caught up in the excitement without careful planning, making it hard to build a successful farm business. In this detailed, in-depth and practical two-day class, students learn the commercial aspects of vertical farming from the founders of Farm.One and BluePlanet consulting. BluePlanet has a treasure trove of experience assisting countless urban farmers realize their dreams while simultaneously maximizing the potential of their operations. This class gives you the knowledge and skills to plan out and profitably operate a vertical farm of your choice. It’s less about a fixed model, and more about building a way of thinking. Students will be exposed to wide variety of operations, hydroponic systems, and site tours all over New York City. Ultimately ensuring a fully immersive experience that will undoubtedly leave you prepared to begin or continue your dream urban farming enterprise.
Plant Care & Harvesting
In this three-hour class, students build a solid foundation of plant understanding which will allow them to confidently grow crops indoors. Each student will be guided through each stage of a plant’s lifecycle including germination, transplanting, and harvesting. Students will also get in depth knowledge regarding plant structure, health, and cloning. A 100% plant-based lunch is provided, featuring fresh herbs and greens grown at the Farm.One farm.
In principle, many hydroponic systems are quite simple, but the devil is often in the details of installation and long-term operation. In this three-hour class, students learn how to set up a growing room using a wide range of common hydroponic systems. You will learn how to choose between different kinds of lighting, plumbing equipment, electrical parts, and growing media. There is ample time for hands-on examination and experimentation with different equipment. The class will be under the guidance of Farm.One’s expert Farm Manager, David Goldstein. David has a wealth of experience growing a wide variety of the crops he will be show casing during this four-hour event. 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 50 different crop varieties are grown at any one time, including rare and unusual herbs such as Amaranth, Nasturtium, and a slew of edible flowers and garnishes used by New York's best chefs.
The class will be under the guidance of Farm.One’s expert Farm Manager, David Goldstein. David has a wealth of experience growing a wide variety of the crops he will be show casing during this three-hour event. 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 50 different crop varieties are grown at any one time, including rare and unusual herbs such as Amaranth, Nasturtium, and a slew of edible flowers and garnishes used by New York's best chefs.