HYDROPONICS & 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 under the guidance of our Head Horticulturalist, David Goldstein.
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
About the Class
learn from a pro
Head Horticulturalist 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. David manages both the Farm.One farms.
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 the best yield
The basics with hands-on instruction
Specific techniques for popular crops
Lifecycle and stages of growth