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New York Agriculture in the Classroom


New York City Metro Teacher Outreach

Agriculture in the Classroom events, programs, and resources specific to K-12 teachers in New York City.

Brittany Hoover is the Urban Agriculture in the Classroom Educator based in the New York City metropolitan area. Brittany leads professional learning workshops for K-12 teachers, exposes teachers to the NYC food and urban agriculture systems, and develops programs to connect food and agriculture with core academic content.

Email | 607-255-9307

Upcoming workshops

Digging In: An Immersive Food and Farm Tour
From New York City to Upstate New York
Two-Day Farm Experience
Wednesday, July 31st & Thursday, August 1st, 2024
Registeration due June 7th

This unique summer bus tour offers educators a firsthand look at Upstate New York farms. Through guided tours, interactive discussions, and hands-on activities with experienced farmers, teachers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the journey food takes from field to table and the direct connection these farms have to NYC teachers and students.

All About Gardening, Composting, and Farming
A Hands-on Learning Experience
Thursday, June 6, 2024
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St, Queens, NY 11355
Meet at QBG's Visitor and Administration Building on the first floor. If you are driving, please park in Bay 1

Join us for an immersive professional learning experience hosted by Queens Botanical Garden and New York Agriculture in the Classroom! Participants will gain practical skills, inspiration, and lesson ideas to enrich their teaching. While exploring the collections and projects at QBG, participants will learn gardening basics, how to care for compost, and how to prepare raised farm beds.

Open to all educators.

3 CTLE credits available.

Lunch refreshments will be served.

Instructional Resources for Teachers

Metro-Based Resources