The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 4: Eagle Street Rooftop Tour and Lecture on Urban Rooftop Farming

July 27, 2011 11:00 am
July 27, 2011 1:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

There’s no better time than youth to familiarize your kid with the role that food plays in the world around them, and that is where the Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen Sustainable Food Camp steps in. We’ll fly like eagles to the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm to seize the opportunity to learn about urban agriculture and rooftop farm growing methods as a gateway to a more sustainable future for our urban landscape! They’ll get expert gardening and cooking advice from the acclaimed Annie Novak, receiving the back story for how she began, her motivations and what Eagle Street Rooftop Farms is all about, learn about compost, try a hand at gardening (getting their hands dirty) and learn about urban animal husbandry (more specifically keeping chickens and bees)! They’ll see rooftop bees and chickens up close, learning all about keeping bees and chickens in an urban environment, and the importance of urban homesteading. They’ll see firsthand how vegetables and herbs grow on rooftops! 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! Teens will surely be inspired and motivated, seeing that all of the hard work you put into a project like rooftop gardening really pays off!

* Class will meet at Eagle Street Rooftop Farms at 41 Eagle Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Kids need to eat prior to class, snack will be provided

Class Type: Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen Sustainable Food Camps, Educational, Teen Chef (Ages 13-17 years)

Class Notes: Teens meet at site and leave from site to learn about sustainable local urban agriculture, see up close and personal rooftop farming methods including keeping chickens and bees, learn about compost and plants at large in a seasonal manner. Teens must eat before class. Kids signing up for just one class receive a Ger-Nis tote bag & Ger-Nis Kids in the Kitchen T-shirt!

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

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, loves introducing kids to new experiences that’ll enrich their minds and their lives. Spices are one of the most interesting ways to introduce children to the culinary world due to their stimulating sensory properties, and she looks forward to sharing this with the middle chefs! In addition to running Ger-Nis, Nissa is a long-time culinary instructor, specializing in fresh herbs. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics, & fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in food and life), good conversations and debates, kickboxing, surfing, and submersing herself in the food and cultures of the world. Contact Nissa

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