Farm to Table Experience for the Classroom – Teacher Professional Development

August 1, 2022 @ 8:30 AM – August 5, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

**This experience is for teachers who are seeking professional development opportunities.**

Join us at Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm to break a sweat, get your hands dirty, and be a farmer for a few days. This is a behind-the-scenes, hands-on opportunity to learn how a farm and compost site operates.  You will learn classroom techniques for guiding students in your school garden and creating home-school connections. Topics include site design and crop planning, seed germination, greenhouse engineering, harvesting, food waste diversion and composting. Participants should expect to exercise both their minds and bodies throughout the course.

WHEN: August 1 – 5 (5-day session) | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: Meet at NYC Compost Demonstration Site
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Campus directions at


Program fee covers related materials and a healthy snack.

Teachers looking for scholarship information from the City Gardens Club of New York City can use this link: Scholarship Programs | The City Gardens Club of New York City

Scholarship applications are due by April 1st, 2022.