FREE! Back To school Bash
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

FREE! Back To school Bash

Join us on Saturday, September 28th at H Street Farms (910 Bladensburg Rd NE) for our first annual Back to School Bash! From 11am to 2pm, there will be free food, live entertainment and family fun for all ages!

Admission is FREE and includes tons of free activities:  

  • Live Musical Performances by Baba Ras D 

  • Zumba 

  • Arts and Crafts Station 

  • Science & Music Station

  • Face Painting (free for the first 30 faces!)

  • Story-time Corner 

  • Planting Activity w/ H st Farms

  • Music by DJ Dior

  • Photo booth, plus

  • Raffle/Door prizes and more!

We will also be collecting school supplies and materials for teachers at schools in Ward 8 and The Victoria House Foundation, an organization that supports schools in Africa and the Caribbean. Remember to bring donations of new school supplies and/or teacher materials to help support local teachers and an important cause.

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Hot Sauce Blending
Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Hot Sauce Blending

Join Cultivate the City's interactive workshop and discover the art of making hot sauce from Cultivate the City's lead farmer, Niraj Ray! Every year, we make several different types of hot sauces from our unique (and super spicy) fresh peppers, and we're finally ready to share the knowledge and show you how to make your own. We will start with a quick tour of the farm and harvest of fresh peppers (Bhut Jolokia, Scorpion, Carolina Reapers, Thai Chili, Jalapeno, Habanero, Aji Charapita, Aji Amarillo, Aji Chombo and several other peppers to choose from) and other ingredients we will use in our sauces and then jump right into making some blends. You'll learn about some of the secret ingredients that make their way into most of our sauces and the flavor profiles of different peppers, how to determine heat levels without killing your taste buds, and how to make a shelf-stable product with minimal processing. Finally you'll get a chance to sample everyone's creations, as well as taste the new hot sauces we've been cooking up for 2018!

Here are some of the hot sauces we've already made this year:

Strawberry Peach Killer Sauce (Ghost Peppers)

Wild Berry Hot Sauce (Jalapenos and Chilis)

Friendship the Sauce (Ground Cherries, Habaneros and Lemon Drop Peppers)

Friendship Killer Hot Sauce (Ghost Peppers)

District of Fire (Pawpaw, Ground Cherries, Fish Peppers, Lemon Drop Peppers)

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Grow Your Own Microgreens!
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Grow Your Own Microgreens!

Check the menu of a fine restaurant or the produce section of a specialty grocery store, and you're likely to spy microgreens: tiny, delicate greens that add color, texture and flavor to a variety of foods as a garnish or ingredient.

Big on nutrition and flavor, microgreens can be expensive to purchase. But they can also be grown cost-effectively at home, in a tiny space and with simple supplies. All you need is a sunny windowsill, or an well-lit area along with one of our microgreen growing kits, and you've got all the essentials for growing your own microgreens. This is a great crop for urban gardeners who are limited to a windowsill, balcony or fire escape.

$10 Ticket includes take home microgreen seeds

$25 Ticket includes a microgreen kit of 3 types of greens to grow at home

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Hot Sauce Blending
Oct
12
1:30 PM13:30

Hot Sauce Blending

Join Cultivate the City's interactive workshop and discover the art of making hot sauce from Cultivate the City's lead farmer, Niraj Ray! Every year, we make several different types of hot sauces from our unique (and super spicy) fresh peppers, and we're finally ready to share the knowledge and show you how to make your own. We will start with a quick tour of the farm and harvest of fresh peppers (Bhut Jolokia, Scorpion, Carolina Reapers, Thai Chili, Jalapeno, Habanero, Aji Charapita, Aji Amarillo, Aji Chombo and several other peppers to choose from) and other ingredients we will use in our sauces and then jump right into making some blends. You'll learn about some of the secret ingredients that make their way into most of our sauces and the flavor profiles of different peppers, how to determine heat levels without killing your taste buds, and how to make a shelf-stable product with minimal processing. Finally you'll get a chance to sample everyone's creations, as well as taste the new hot sauces we've been cooking up for 2018!

Here are some of the hot sauces we've already made this year:

Strawberry Peach Killer Sauce (Ghost Peppers)

Wild Berry Hot Sauce (Jalapenos and Chilis)

Friendship the Sauce (Ground Cherries, Habaneros and Lemon Drop Peppers)

Friendship Killer Hot Sauce (Ghost Peppers)

District of Fire (Pawpaw, Ground Cherries, Fish Peppers, Lemon Drop Peppers)

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 Volunteer Happy Hour!
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Happy Hour!

Come get to know Cultivate the City and all the wonderful volunteers that make it possible!

Join us for our monthly volunteer happy hour to mingle with the CTC farmers, volunteers and community members that make it all possible. This event is open to everyone and is a great place to meet other people that love plants and food. We will have some drinks and light snacks prepared from our rooftop grown ingredients, but we ask that all attendees bring something to share- the more the merrier!

Happy growing and hope to see you there- reach out at info@cultivatethecity.com with any questions. 

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 Rooftop Garden Potluck- October Edition!
Oct
27
12:30 PM12:30

Rooftop Garden Potluck- October Edition!

We're hosting our monthly garden potluck and you're invited! Come out and share what you've been growing in your garden or have been getting in your weekly CSA shares, and be ready to talk plants and swap recipes! Let us know if you have any questions or ideas at info@cultivatethecity.com, this is an open community space and we want you to feel at home. Dig in!

Please make sure to bring something to contribute; 

  • Traditional/home style (do you want to share a great Aunt's recipe?)

  • Food to grill (We have a smoker!)

  • Bring light finger food (do you make an amazing dip! We want to try it!) 

  • Something from your garden (we could always use something green!)

  • Don't forget drinks or desserts!

Suggested $5 cash donation

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Bon-Chi! Learn and practice the art of Bonsai using edible plants!
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Bon-Chi! Learn and practice the art of Bonsai using edible plants!

Growing chili peppers is already one of our favorite hobbies, but did you know that they are perennial trees and with the right care you can transform them into magnificent bonsai plants that grow with you all year long! Come learn about the basics of growing your own bonsai plant as well as a bunch of tips and tricks to be successful. We will cover Bonsai history, styles, tools, pruning, shaping, wiring, repotting, watering, fertilizing, pest control and soil blends. Feel free to bring your own bonsai tree and we will have additional ones available for sale. In addition to peppers, we will also have muscadine grapes, ficus, and other specimens in stock.

We are still in the process of creating our stock of "Bonchi"- Bonsai Chilis, but take a look here for inspiration!

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Grow Your Own Microgreens!
Nov
2
2:00 PM14:00

Grow Your Own Microgreens!

Check the menu of a fine restaurant or the produce section of a specialty grocery store, and you're likely to spy microgreens: tiny, delicate greens that add color, texture and flavor to a variety of foods as a garnish or ingredient.

Big on nutrition and flavor, microgreens can be expensive to purchase. But they can also be grown cost-effectively at home, in a tiny space and with simple supplies. All you need is a sunny windowsill, or an well-lit area along with one of our microgreen growing kits, and you've got all the essentials for growing your own microgreens. This is a great crop for urban gardeners who are limited to a windowsill, balcony or fire escape.

$10 Ticket includes take home microgreen seeds

$25 Ticket includes a microgreen kit of 3 types of greens to grow at home

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 Volunteer Happy Hour!
Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Happy Hour!

Come get to know Cultivate the City and all the wonderful volunteers that make it possible!

Join us for our monthly volunteer happy hour to mingle with the CTC farmers, volunteers and community members that make it all possible. This event is open to everyone and is a great place to meet other people that love plants and food. We will have some drinks and light snacks prepared from our rooftop grown ingredients, but we ask that all attendees bring something to share- the more the merrier!

Happy growing and hope to see you there- reach out at info@cultivatethecity.com with any questions. 

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Bon-Chi! Learn and practice the art of Bonsai using edible plants!
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bon-Chi! Learn and practice the art of Bonsai using edible plants!

Growing chili peppers is already one of our favorite hobbies, but did you know that they are perennial trees and with the right care you can transform them into magnificent bonsai plants that grow with you all year long! Come learn about the basics of growing your own bonsai plant as well as a bunch of tips and tricks to be successful. We will cover Bonsai history, styles, tools, pruning, shaping, wiring, repotting, watering, fertilizing, pest control and soil blends. Feel free to bring your own bonsai tree and we will have additional ones available for sale. In addition to peppers, we will also have muscadine grapes, ficus, and other specimens in stock.

We are still in the process of creating our stock of "Bonchi"- Bonsai Chilis, but take a look here for inspiration!

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Volunteer Happy Hour!
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Happy Hour!

Come get to know Cultivate the City and all the wonderful volunteers that make it possible!

Join us for our monthly volunteer happy hour to mingle with the CTC farmers, volunteers and community members that make it all possible. This event is open to everyone and is a great place to meet other people that love plants and food. We will have some drinks and light snacks prepared from our rooftop grown ingredients, but we ask that all attendees bring something to share- the more the merrier!

Happy growing and hope to see you there- reach out at info@cultivatethecity.com with any questions. 

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 Grow Your Own Microgreens!
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Grow Your Own Microgreens!

Check the menu of a fine restaurant or the produce section of a specialty grocery store, and you're likely to spy microgreens: tiny, delicate greens that add color, texture and flavor to a variety of foods as a garnish or ingredient.

Big on nutrition and flavor, microgreens can be expensive to purchase. But they can also be grown cost-effectively at home, in a tiny space and with simple supplies. All you need is a sunny windowsill, or an well-lit area along with one of our microgreen growing kits, and you've got all the essentials for growing your own microgreens. This is a great crop for urban gardeners who are limited to a windowsill, balcony or fire escape.

$10 Ticket includes take home microgreen seeds

$25 Ticket includes a microgreen kit of 3 types of greens to grow at home

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Paw Paw Hunting
Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

Paw Paw Hunting

Join us for a fun Sunday morning trek through a selected forest less than 10 miles from Washington, DC as we search for America's "forgotten fruit", the elusive Paw Paw (Asimina Triloba). We have been foraging this patch (location to be disclosed after sign-up) for the past few years and we are certain to locate some old trees. These amazing native fruits come from the Ohio River Valley, were cultivated by the Founding Fathers and Native Americans alike, and are the largest fruit that is native to North America! Tasting somewhere like a cross between a mango and banana, paw paws are the only temperate member of a tropical fruit family including sour sop, sweet sop, custard apple and cherimoya, and are basically non-existent at grocery stores, so this is your chance to stock up! Harvested fruit can be eaten fresh, dehydrated, frozen or turned into jam, jelly, smoothies, pies, ice cream or even beer- the options are endless!

Starting at around 8:45, we will start with a light breakfast for all attendees made with other foraged ingredients. Make sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, some light snacks in case you get hungry, and of course a bag to keep your harvest in!

Recently, cultivation of paw paw for fruit production has taken off with backyard and organic growers due to its distinctive growth habit, lack of pests, appeal of its fresh fruit and relative low maintenance once established. If you would like to add a tree to your garden, please reserved the appropriate ticket as we have an extremely limited quantity of available trees.

We suggest car-pooling to get to the forest-site and coordinating with other attendees that may be able to offer a ride if you do not have access to a car. We also have ticket options available with transportation- hope to see you soon and happy foragaing!

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Indian Independence Day Party
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Indian Independence Day Party

Join us for a fun day full of activities and offerings as we celebrate India's 72nd Independence Day on our rooftop farm. We grow a variety of Indian and other ethnic crops that we would love to share with you! Attend our free garden workshop, check out the items in our silent auction and taste some delicious home-grown and prepared Indian food!

Activites:

-Free giveaways for first 50 attendees - a holy basil plant to jumpstart your garden and henna packet to make your own designs

- Workshop on Indian and Ethnic Home Gardening that showcases some unique crops that you can grow right here in DC including (but not limited to): Curry Tree, Moringa (you'll get a chance to taste samples provided by Kuli Kuli), Bitter Melon, Valore Beans, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Passionfruit, Papalo, Culantro (not a typo- look it up!), Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Peppers) and much more! Learn all about what these plants are, how to identify and grow them, and most importantly, how to cook with them! Workshop will start at 11 AM sharp! - $5 tickets

-Taste and enjoy some of our unique food and drinks made with our homegrown crops right from the rooftop. We will be offering pakoras or vegetable fritters and samosas with homemade chutneys, other appetizers and finger food and of course drinks! A $15 prepaid tickets gets you a plate of appetizers and a free drink ticket, but extra food and drinks will also be available a la carte. Food and drinks will be available starting at 12 PM.

- Drinks will be prepared (and available for purchase) by Charismatic Creations which provides professional bartending services, craft charismatic cocktails and helps create memories for all events!

- Silent Plant (and other garden treats) Auction where you can score some of the unique plants from above and more from our private collection of plants. Some plants will go on firesale, some will have bidding wars- just come prepped with the knowledge of what you want to add to your collection and we'll help make it happen! We will also have packages of finished food products made by our partners and students here in DC, Root Pouches, garden consultations and much more. Proceeds from the plant auction will go towards creating a new vertical strawberry farm in Gujarat, India and going to employ local farmers and farmhands to cultivate this new space and help officially jumpstart Cultivate India! Thank you for your contributions and please contact us directly at info@cultivatethecity, if you would like to make a direct donation to help support these efforts. - FREE-

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 Volunteer Happy Hour!
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Happy Hour!

Come get to know Cultivate the City and all the wonderful volunteers that make it possible!

Join us for our monthly volunteer happy hour to mingle with the CTC farmers, volunteers and community members that make it all possible. This event is open to everyone and is a great place to meet other people that love plants and food. We will have some drinks and light snacks prepared from our rooftop grown ingredients, but we ask that all attendees bring something to share- the more the merrier!

Happy growing and hope to see you there- reach out at info@cultivatethecity.com with any questions. 

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Grow Your Own Microgreens!
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Grow Your Own Microgreens!

Check the menu of a fine restaurant or the produce section of a specialty grocery store, and you're likely to spy microgreens: tiny, delicate greens that add color, texture and flavor to a variety of foods as a garnish or ingredient.

Big on nutrition and flavor, microgreens can be expensive to purchase. But they can also be grown cost-effectively at home, in a tiny space and with simple supplies. All you need is a sunny windowsill, or an well-lit area along with one of our microgreen growing kits, and you've got all the essentials for growing your own microgreens. This is a great crop for urban gardeners who are limited to a windowsill, balcony or fire escape.

$10 Ticket includes take home microgreen seeds

$25 Ticket includes a microgreen kit of 3 types of greens to grow at home

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Rooftop Garden Potluck- July Edition!
Jul
28
12:30 PM12:30

Rooftop Garden Potluck- July Edition!

We're hosting our monthly garden potluck and you're invited! Come out and share what you've been growing in your garden or have been getting in your weekly CSA shares, and be ready to talk plants and swap recipes! Let us know if you have any questions or ideas at info@cultivatethecity.com, this is an open community space and we want you to feel at home. Dig in!

Please make sure to bring something to contribute; 

  • Traditional/home style (do you want to share a great Aunt's recipe?)

  • Food to grill (We have a smoker!)

  • Bring light finger food (do you make an amazing dip! We want to try it!) 

  • Something from your garden (we could always use something green!)

  • Don't forget drinks or desserts!

Suggested $5 cash donation

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Hydroponics and Vertical Farming
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Hydroponics and Vertical Farming

Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without the use of conventional soil or completely in water. In this basic Hydroponics class we will discuss various hydroponic systems (Deepwater Culture, Ebb & Flow, Nutrient Film Technique, Bato Buckets, etc) and which could be a good fit for your garden. Topics like growing media, synthetic nutrients/fertilizers, growing environment, properties of water and testing equipment will be covered. We will also discuss various methods of vertical farming that can be implemented indoors or outdoors. A brief lecture will be followed by a Q & A session and tour of our garden to show you examples of many systems and we can help you design your own!

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Good Bugs and Bad Bugs
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Good Bugs and Bad Bugs

Do you have bugs but don't know what they are. This class will help to identify different types of insects that are both harmful and helpful. We will also provide organic and safe solutions on how to keep away pests, as well as attract the insects you want for your gardens.

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Volunteer Happy Hour!
Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Happy Hour!

Come get to know Cultivate the City and all the wonderful volunteers that make it possible!

Join us for our monthly volunteer happy hour to mingle with the CTC farmers, volunteers and community members that make it all possible. This event is open to everyone and is a great place to meet other people that love plants and food. We will have some drinks and light snacks prepared from our rooftop grown ingredients, but we ask that all attendees bring something to share- the more the merrier!

Happy growing and hope to see you there- reach out at info@cultivatethecity.com with any questions. 

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Drinks and Dirt- Bloody Mary Edition
Jul
14
1:30 PM13:30

Drinks and Dirt- Bloody Mary Edition

Hst Farms is partnering with Charismatic Creations for our second Drinks and Dirt with a Bloody Mary Class. For our meetup, we'll be learning all about peppers, which is way more fun over a couple of Bloody Mary's. We will harvest and use fresh peppers in the making of our Bloody Mary's.

Each ticket comes with three drinks.

What are Drinks and Dirt?

  • Gardening, eating local, and being a more conscientious eater are all gaining popularity. But there aren't many opportunities for people to learn how to grow their food in a fun, informal setting. We wanted to create a space where you can make some new friends while learning a new skill that can last a lifetime. Also, it seemed like it would be more fun with some booze.

*An ID is required, you must 21 and older to join in the event*

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Propagation and Cloning Workshop
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Propagation and Cloning Workshop

Cloning and propagation are essential techniques for any successful gardener. The ability to save and reproduce your desired plant's genetics through winter or until the next season is not only simple, but efficient and economical. Imagine buying a basil plant only once and having endless basil plants for the rest of the year! The foundation of a perpetually successful garden starts with cloning. Plants will be provided for practice and students will receive a FREE root pouch to take home.

Looking to start growing your own home garden? This workshop will teach you essential techniques to maximize yields in small spaces and give you clones for a head start! The workshop series will make sure you are prepared to reap the harvest of a properly cared for garden. After completing the course you will have all the tips and information you need to start your own budding hobby.

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Grow Your Own Microgreens!
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Grow Your Own Microgreens!

Check the menu of a fine restaurant or the produce section of a specialty grocery store, and you're likely to spy microgreens: tiny, delicate greens that add color, texture and flavor to a variety of foods as a garnish or ingredient.

Big on nutrition and flavor, microgreens can be expensive to purchase. But they can also be grown cost-effectively at home, in a tiny space and with simple supplies. All you need is a sunny windowsill, or an well-lit area along with one of our microgreen growing kits, and you've got all the essentials for growing your own microgreens. This is a great crop for urban gardeners who are limited to a windowsill, balcony or fire escape.

$10 Ticket includes take home microgreen seeds

$25 Ticket includes a microgreen kit of 3 types of greens to grow at home

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Rooftop Garden Potluck- June Edition!
Jun
30
12:30 PM12:30

Rooftop Garden Potluck- June Edition!

We're hosting our monthly garden potluck and you're invited! Come out and share what you've been growing in your garden or have been getting in your weekly CSA shares, and be ready to talk plants and swap recipes! Let us know if you have any questions or ideas at info@cultivatethecity.com, this is an open community space and we want you to feel at home. Dig in!

Please make sure to bring something to contribute; 

  • Traditional/home style (do you want to share a great Aunt's recipe?)

  • Food to grill (We have a smoker!)

  • Bring light finger food (do you make an amazing dip! We want to try it!) 

  • Something from your garden (we could always use something green!)

  • Don't forget drinks or desserts!

Suggested $5 cash donation

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Indoor and Container Gardening 101
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Indoor and Container Gardening 101

The popularity of container gardening is growing by leaps and bounds. From front porches to kitchen windowsills, you see them everywhere. And the beautiful thing about them, other than the plants themselves? Container gardens are simple to create and easy to maintain; apply a few basic principals and even first-time gardeners can bloom. If you love plants but have limited space and time, if you’ve always wanted to garden, this is the class for you. Learn the basics on indoor gardening and how to make a sub-irrigated planter to deal with watering when you go on vacation! You can also get a little dirty and leave with a gorgeous, portable garden. Non-refundable materials fee of $10 per class is included for those who want to take home a plant. (Includes a RootPouch, potting soil and an herb or succulent)

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Good Bugs and Bad Bugs
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Good Bugs and Bad Bugs

Do you have bugs but don't know what they are. This class will help to identify different types of insects that are both harmful and helpful. We will also provide organic and safe solutions on how to keep away pests, as well as attract the insects you want for your gardens.

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Volunteer Happy Hour!
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer Happy Hour!

Come get to know Cultivate the City and all the wonderful volunteers that make it possible!

Join us for our monthly volunteer happy hour to mingle with the CTC farmers, volunteers and community members that make it all possible. This event is open to everyone and is a great place to meet other people that love plants and food. We will have some drinks and light snacks prepared from our rooftop grown ingredients, but we ask that all attendees bring something to share- the more the merrier!

Happy growing and hope to see you there- reach out at info@cultivatethecity.com with any questions. 

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VRM 432  Vermicompost / Make an Easy Indoor Worm Bin
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

VRM 432 Vermicompost / Make an Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Did you know that vermicompost is considered one of the best fertilizers? It’s packed with nutrients, healthy growth hormones, and healthy bacteria. And YOU can make it right in your own home!

Come to our Vermicompost class at H Street Farms to learn about vermicompost and to make your own worm bin!

$30 — General Admission

$+10 — Make your own wormbin to take home, complete with worms!!! Bin will be a modified three-gallon food-grade rubber rub. (Purchase onsite with cash or paypal)

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VRM 432  Vermicompost / Make an Easy Indoor Worm Bin
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

VRM 432 Vermicompost / Make an Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Did you know that vermicompost is considered one of the best fertilizers? It’s packed with nutrients, healthy growth hormones, and healthy bacteria. And YOU can make it right in your own home!

Come to our Vermicompost class at H Street Farms to learn about vermicompost and to make your own worm bin!

$30 — General Admission

$+10 — Make your own wormbin to take home, complete with worms!!! Bin will be a modified three-gallon food-grade rubber rub. (Purchase onsite with cash or paypal)

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Copy of AQP 203  Aquaponics Operation & Growth
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Copy of AQP 203 Aquaponics Operation & Growth

This class will discuss how to operate your system efficiently and effectively throughout the year, perform maintenance, and maximize your plant growth. Discussion will include:

  • Food safety considerations for small-scale aquaponics

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly tasks

  • pH testing, considerations, and adjustment options

  • Addressing commons problems and troubleshooting

  • How and when to clean your system

  • Optimizing plant growth

  • Managing your system through the seasons

  • HANDS-ON! Vacuum-siphon demonstration

  • HANDS-ON! Water testing demonstration

Class is $44 individually, or can be taken as part of the Small-scale Aquaponics Training Course for super savings!

The Course is led by Brian Filipowich, Director of Anacostia Aquaponics DC LLC and Chairman of the national Aquaponics Association.

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Weekly Yoga Asana + Meditation with Ashlyn Elizabeth
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Weekly Yoga Asana + Meditation with Ashlyn Elizabeth

Inspired by emerging perspectives of ancient teachings and modern movement philosophy, these classes will include a variety of asana, movement, mantra, meditation, and pranayama.

We will create a practice that embraces and brings you closer to the uniqueness of your physical body and layered mind.

All are welcome, whether you're a beginner or you practice daily. There is something here for everyone! Feel free to wander and get lost in our rooftop farm before or after your session.

Fridays 6-7pm ; $20

Please arrive 15 minutes early, especially if it is your first time. Also, take note that rooftop classes can include unexpected weather changes and outside noises. Come prepared with layers, water, your own mat (and blanket if you have one), and the desire to cultivate concentration despite city sounds

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AQP 203  Aquaponics Operation & Growth
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

AQP 203 Aquaponics Operation & Growth

This class will discuss how to operate your system efficiently and effectively throughout the year, perform maintenance, and maximize your plant growth. Discussion will include:

  • Food safety considerations for small-scale aquaponics

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly tasks

  • pH testing, considerations, and adjustment options

  • Addressing commons problems and troubleshooting

  • How and when to clean your system

  • Optimizing plant growth

  • Managing your system through the seasons

  • HANDS-ON! Vacuum-siphon demonstration

  • HANDS-ON! Water testing demonstration

Class is $44 individually, or can be taken as part of the Small-scale Aquaponics Training Course for super savings!

The Course is led by Brian Filipowich, Director of Anacostia Aquaponics DC LLC and Chairman of the national Aquaponics Association.

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AQP 202  Aquaponics Parts & Construction
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

AQP 202 Aquaponics Parts & Construction

If you’re going to grow with aquaponics, you have to build your system first! This class will cover:

  • Choosing food safe materials

  • Structural support requirements and options; holding your water weight

  • Creating water-tight connections, proper use of sealant

  • Options for parts and materials, and where to source them

  • HANDS-ON! Pipe-cutting, connections and plumbing

  • HANDS-ON! Lining a growbed with duraskrim liner

  • HANDS-ON! Drilling and installing a bulkhead

  • HANDS-ON! Piece together a deep-water culture trough

Class is $44 individually or can be taken as part of the Small-scale Aquaponics Training Course for super savings!

The Course is led by Brian Filipowich, Director of Anacostia Aquaponics DC LLC and Chairman of the national Aquaponics Association.

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Drinks and Dirt- Mojito Edition
Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

Drinks and Dirt- Mojito Edition

Hst Farms is partnering with Charismatic Creations for our first Drinks and Dirt for the season with a Mojito Class. For our first meetup, we'll be learning all about mint, which is way more fun over a couple of mojitos. Each ticket comes with three drinks, a mint plant to take home and a lesson on how to keep your plant alive while harvesting enough leaves to keep your beverages tasty all summer long. 

We will harvest fresh mint from our Mojito VEG Towers, and you will get to experience over ten varieties of mint and choose one to take home to make your mojitos like a Pro!


What are Drinks and Dirt?

  • Gardening, eating local, and being a more conscientious eater are all gaining popularity. But there aren't many opportunities for people to learn how to grow their food in a fun, informal setting. We wanted to create a space where you can make some new friends while learning a new skill that can last a lifetime. Also, it seemed like it would be more fun with some booze.

*An ID is required, you must 21 and older to join in the event*

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AQP 202  Aquaponics Parts & Construction
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

AQP 202 Aquaponics Parts & Construction

If you’re going to grow with aquaponics, you have to build your system first! This class will cover:

  • Choosing food safe materials

  • Structural support requirements and options; holding your water weight

  • Creating water-tight connections, proper use of sealant

  • Options for parts and materials, and where to source them

  • HANDS-ON! Pipe-cutting, connections and plumbing

  • HANDS-ON! Lining a growbed with duraskrim liner

  • HANDS-ON! Drilling and installing a bulkhead

  • HANDS-ON! Piece together a deep-water culture trough

Class is $44 individually or can be taken as part of the Small-scale Aquaponics Training Course for super savings!

The Course is led by Brian Filipowich, Director of Anacostia Aquaponics DC LLC and Chairman of the national Aquaponics Association.

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Hydroponics and Vertical Farming
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Hydroponics and Vertical Farming

Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without the use of conventional soil or completely in water. In this basic Hydroponics class we will discuss various hydroponic systems (Deepwater Culture, Ebb & Flow, Nutrient Film Technique, Bato Buckets, etc) and which could be a good fit for your garden. Topics like growing media, synthetic nutrients/fertilizers, growing environment, properties of water and testing equipment will be covered. We will also discuss various methods of vertical farming that can be implemented indoors or outdoors. A brief lecture will be followed by a Q & A session and tour of our garden to show you examples of many systems and we can help you design your own! 


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AQP 201  Aquaponic System Design
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

AQP 201 Aquaponic System Design

This class will teach participants how to design their own successful aquaponic system. The class will cover:

  • Design options & designing to meet your goals

  • Fish-to-plant ratios and system sizing

  • Gravity, siphons, valves and waterflow

  • Sump tanks, pump placement & sizing

  • Filtration options and design

  • Fish requirements and stocking density

  • Electricity requirements and calculations

  • Aeration considerations and options

This class is $44 individually, or can be taken as part of the Small-scale Aquaponics Training Course for super savings!

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AQP 201  Aquaponic System Design
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

AQP 201 Aquaponic System Design

This class will teach participants how to design their own successful aquaponic system. The class will cover:

  • Design options & designing to meet your goals

  • Fish-to-plant ratios and system sizing

  • Gravity, siphons, valves and waterflow

  • Sump tanks, pump placement & sizing

  • Filtration options and design

  • Fish requirements and stocking density

  • Electricity requirements and calculations

  • Aeration considerations and options

This class is $44 individually, or can be taken as part of the Small-scale Aquaponics Training Course for super savings!

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AQP 102  Fish, Plants & Bacteria
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

AQP 102 Fish, Plants & Bacteria

Take the next step in your aquaponics journey to learn more about the three main players in an aquaponic system. This class will cover:

  • Balancing pH and other factors to keep all your friends happy

  • Fish options and considerations, sourcing, and transport

  • Fish health, feeding, and handling

  • Plant options and considerations

  • Plant health and nutrition

  • Matching hydroponic methods to your crops

  • The special role of bacteria in your aquaponic system

  • Setting conditions to keep your bacteria happy

This class costs $34 individually, or can be taken as part of the Small-scale Aquaponics Training Course for extra savings!

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