The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Day 4: Local and Urban Agriculture: Bees, Chickens, Veggies and Rooftops!

July 20, 2011 11:00 am
July 20, 2011 1:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President Street, suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

There’s no better time than during youth for your kids to learn the role that food plays in the world around them, and that is where the Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen Sustainable Food Camps step in! We’ll meet onsite at Eagle Street Rooftop Farms, seizing the opportunity to learn about one of the most popular urban agriculture methods of growing- on rooftops! Kids will get up close with one of the best urban rooftop farms around, learning about sustainable farming methods, urban farming and rooftop gardening, at one of the most breathtaking urban farm sites in the city! They’ll see rooftop bees and chickens up close, learning all about keeping bees and chickens in an urban environment. They’ll learn about urban gardening and agriculture straight from the growers, see firsthand how vegetables and herbs grow on rooftops! Your kids will learn the basics components of gardening: sunlight, water and food! They will get hands-on experience with starting seeds, all about composting and get to harvest some garden loot as well! Let Eagle Street take your kids understanding of food and growing food to new heights, showing your kid that what they’re eating matters! Kids take it to the roof at Ger-Nis!

* Class will meet at Eagle Street Rooftop Farms at 41 Eagle Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222, kids must eat before this class, snack provided

Class Type: Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen Sustainable Food Camps, Educational, Middle Child (Ages 6-12 years)

Class Notes: Kids meet at and leave from Eagle Street Rooftop Farms in Greenpoint and will need to be fed before the class! Kids gain direct experience with sustainable urban rooftop farms, getting up close and personal with rooftop bees and chickens! Kids signing up for just one class receive a Ger-Nis tote bag & T-shirt!

Suzy Scherr

Suzy Scherr is a professional chef and culinary instructor who specializes in making delicious and nutritious food fun and accessible. Since 1997, Suzy has cooked for and taught both adults and kids to make creative, healthy meals, introducing students to new products, unfamiliar ingredients and unique ways to use everyday items. Suzy’s method of cooking instruction and food education is designed to inspire confidence, creativity and curiosity in students of all ages.
Suzy is a graduate of Occidental College and The Institute of Culinary Education. She has developed recipes and curricula for a variety of organizations, including Brainfood, an after-school culinary arts program for teens, which she founded in 1997. Contact Suzy

Ashton Keefe

Ashton Keefe is a private chef, caterer, and food stylist in New York. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Entrepreneurship she studied Classic Pastry Arts at The French Culinary Institute. Ashton also contributes to Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl, and has written, developed and tested for magazines such as O Magazine and Everyday with Rachael Ray. Check out Ashton’s personal blog Diary of a Sweet Tooth at and Contact Ashton

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