Sunday September 25, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Rise and Root Farm 
168 Meadow Avenue
Chester, NY 10918

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Farm School NYC 
Farm School NYC 

Greenhouse Build and Season Extension at Rise & Root 


Farm School NYC is partnering with Rise & Root Farm for an exciting full day workshop on building a high tunnel and techniques to extend the season. Participants in the workshop will work in shifts and learn how to build a greenhouse, plant fall crops, and tour Rise & Root Farm and their future commercial kitchen space.

The greenhouse build will be facilitated by Simon Ziegler from Sunsprout Farm and the owners of Rise & Root Farm  - Jane Hodge, Karen Washington, Lorrie Clevenger and Michaela Hayes.

 Date:  Sunday, September 25, 2016

 Time:  10am to 6pm

Location:  Rise & Root Farm, Chester, NY 

Price:  $65

The workshop includes:

  • Hands on experience building a 72' x 30' high tunnel

  • Building instruction from Simon Ziegler, an experienced farmer and owner of Sunsprout Farms, with a successful hoophouse operation

  • A tour of Rise & Root Farm

  • A tour of Rise & Root Farm's future commercial kitchen 

  • Fall crop planting activities

  • An opportunity to shop at the Green Onion, the local farm market offering the best local dairy, meat, sauerkraut, chili paste, spices, and of course produce from Rise & Root Farm, Sunsprout, and other neighboring farms

  • Work alongside the four owners of Rise & Root Farm, all of whom are founders and teachers of Farm School NYC.Find out more about them .

Please note:   Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Chester, NY. Chester is located just an hour drive from the George Washington Bridge and is accessible by bus from the Port Authority (pickup from the bus station must be pre-arranged).

Participants are also responsible for their own breakfast and lunch. At lunch, participants will also have a chance to sample some treats from Rise & Root Farm.

Number of Participants:  10-16 participants  (We must have a minimum of 10 participants registered to proceed with the course.)  


RIse & Root Farm: www.riseandrootfarm.com

Sunsprout Farm: www.sunsproutfarm.com/