Hydroponics & Indoor Farming - Here in Manhattan
Learn how to grow herbs, greens, micros and flowers indoors with hydroponics in a controlled environment and 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. Farm.One grows more different crop varieties than any other farm in the world, and supplies many of the best chefs in the city.
Students get hands-on experience from seed to harvest under the guidance of our Plant Scientist, Caleb Raff.
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
Taste up to 30 different kinds of rare herbs and greens
Take home your own FREE hydroponic planter
Why Learn at Farm.One? We Wrote the Book
Ditch the Dirt, published in 2018, is the only guide to growing a huge range of edible plants using hydroponics at home. The author is our very own CEO, Rob Laing.
Interested? Pick up an exclusive signed copy when you book the class.
About the Class
Learn From a Pro
Plant Scientist Caleb Raff has years of experience overseeing plant health and production techniques at both of Farm.One's New York farms, and of successfully growing a huge variety of crops hydroponically and conventionally.
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.
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
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
Spotting and fixing unhealthy plants
What climates work best for herbs and greens
How to simply manage climate
More sophisticated climate control & CO2
4. Grow and Manage from Seed to Harvest
The basics of planting and germinating with hands-on instruction
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 Great Yield
The basics with hands-on instruction
Specific techniques for popular crops
Lifecycle and stages of growth
Is this class accessible for those using a wheelchair?
Yes! Please let us know in advance.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the class?
- No, but the recommended age is 16 and above.
- All children must be accompanied by an adult.
What can I bring into the event?
This is a functioning commercial farm, so no outside food or drink may be brought inside. Please ensure you wear clean clothes and shoes with no trace of soil or other potential contamination on them.
I want to grow cannabis plants. Does this class cover cannabis production?
This class does not cover any of the specifics of cannabis growing. However, the same principles still apply.
Should I tip my instructor?
No thank you. All of our tours follow our "No Tipping, Please" policy. While we appreciate your generosity, please express your gratitude via non-monetary means such as a friendly comment or a kind review.
Who should I contact about cancellations and rescheduling?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel more than 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- More than 48 hours in advance: Full refund
- 24 - 48 hours in advance: 75% refund
- Less than 24 hours in advance: 50% refund
What's the rescheduling policy?
Reschedule more than 48 hours in advance for no additional fee.
- More than 48 hours in advance: No fee
- 24 - 48 hours in advance: 10% rescheduling fee
- Less than 24 hours in advance: 20% rescheduling fee