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

PLUS!

Taste up to 30 different kinds of rare herbs and greens
Take home your own
FREE hydroponic planter

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What a beautiful space! I really enjoyed the class. It was super educational and I had a blast. Caleb 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.
 
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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

 Plant Scientist Caleb Raff

Plant Scientist Caleb Raff

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.


The Farm.One “Intro to Indoor Farming” class is the perfect first step for those who have an interest in this emerging industry, but don’t have any hands on experience...[I] cannot wait to take the next class.
— Will D

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

 Hydroponics can be more efficient, faster and more sustainable, as well as being easy and fun to learn

Hydroponics can be more efficient, faster and more sustainable, as well as being easy and fun to learn


 See, touch and use multiple kinds of hydroponic systems

See, touch and use multiple kinds 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

  • Managing nutrients

  • Spotting and fixing unhealthy plants

  • What climates work best for herbs and greens

  • How to simply manage climate

  • More sophisticated climate control & CO2

 Discover how to give your plants the right mix of light, warmth, humidity and airflow to maximize flavor and color

Discover how to give your plants the right mix of light, warmth, humidity and airflow to maximize flavor and color


 Learn how to germinate, transplant and work from cuttings in hydroponic systems.

Learn how to germinate, transplant and work from cuttings in hydroponic systems.

4. Grow and Manage from Seed to Harvest

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

  • Growing mediums

  • 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

 Get hands-on experience harvesting for the most efficient production and yield, and learn how to avoid pests

Get hands-on experience harvesting for the most efficient production and yield, and learn how to avoid pests

 

FAQs

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 events@farm.one.

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


The space is really cool and I would definitely recommend this class to anyone with any interest in CEA.
— Wilson G.