2014-15 NYC FARM BEGINNINGS CLASS SCHEDULE

FARM BEGINNINGS  2014 – 2015
CLASS SCHEDULE

-    Class 1: Clarifying Values and Setting Personal & Farm Goals [Guest speaker- Jorge Carmona from Amantai Farm]
Thursday September 25th – 6-9pm

-    Class 2: Opportunities and Challenges in the N.E and Skills Assessment [Guest speaker- Arian Rivera from Queens County Farm
Thursday October 2nd – 6-9pm

-    Class 3: Shaping Your Farm Enterprises and Developing an Action Plan 
Thursday October 9th – 6-9pm

-     Class 4: Finances Part 1 [Guest speaker- Hector Perez from Jersey Farm Produce]
Thursday October 16th – 6-9pm

-    Farm Trip: Hawthorne Valley Farm & Roxbury Farm Saturday October 25th 10am-4pm

-    Class 5: Finances Part 2 
 Thursday November 6th– 6-9pm

-    Class 6: Introduction to Marketing [Erik Hassert from Sun Fed Beef]
Thursday November 13th – 6-9pm

-    Class 7: Channel Assessment and Market Niches [Eero Ruuttilla from New Entry Sustainable Farming Project]
Thursday November 20th – 6-9pm

-    Class Trip: Schedule Processing [Robin Puskas, chef and recipe developer]

-    Class 8: Access to Capital [Ricardo Avallon from Small Business Solutions]
Thursday December 11th – 6-9pm

-    Class 9: Access to Land [Dakota Miller from Row by Row Farm]
Thursday December 18th – 6-9pm

-    Class 10: Legal business structures, licenses, regulations and insurance [Cari Rincker from Cari Rincker Law]
Thursday January 8th – 6-9pm

-    Presentation Class: Saturday January 10th – 10am – 4pm

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.