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Nicholas Storrs
Nicholas Storrs Nick Storrs, Urban Farm Manager at the Randall's Island Urban Farm, grew up on a small subsistence farm in New Hampshire. After receiving a B.A. from McGill University he worked in Brazil and Bolivia growing vegetables and coffee, and later apprenticed at the Last Resort Farm in northern Vermont, producing vegetables for local markets and grocery stores. Since moving to New York City he has worked as a gardener for the Central Park Conservancy and obtained a Certificate of Horticulture from the New York Botanical Gardens. He is a contributor to the Five Borough Farm Project, an initiative of the Design Trust for Public Space, as well as to research conducted by the Northeast Rice Association in conjunction with Cornell University. Currently, he leads the Randall's Island Park Alliance's edible education initiative, provides consultation to GrowNYC's School Mini-Grant Program, and participates in the Slow Tools Initiative, imparting his passion for healthy food to NYC students while encouraging them to take an active part in their own landscape and health.

Classes by this instructor

Vegetables have their own special requirements, and whether you're a novice or an experienced grower, you'll get more from your garden this season using these time- tested techniques. The two-hour session covers site selection, bed and soil preparation, optimal planting times, and harvesting strat more...
04/01 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Storrs
NYBG
April 1 Watson Education Building, NYBG

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Saturday
Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthy and flavorful, and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn how to properly prepare beds and soils; gain key tips on planting and sowing seeds more...
04/01 Sa 10:00am-05:00pm Storrs
D'Ambrosi
Glauber
NYBG
Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post-harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Gardenin more...
04/26 We 06:15pm-08:15pm Storrs
NYBG
No more shopping at the market for basil and thyme! Learn how to create your own aromatic mini-garden with fresh herbs you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're growing indoors or outdoors, learn which herbs are easiest to maintain, most beneficial to use, and most popular in the gardening world.
05/20 Sa 12:45pm-02:15pm Storrs
MDTN

May 20, Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.


10:30 am–12 pm, Intro to Herbal Me more...
05/20 Sa 10:30am-04:30pm Gordineer
Storrs
D'Ambrosi
MDTN
The bounty from your vegetable garden doesn't have to end on Labor Day! Identify which veggies will thrive in the fall months, improving in flavor as the weather cools. Learn what to plant and when for a peak fall harvest, as well as how to protect against late season pests and frost.

08/08 Tu 06:15pm-08:15pm Storrs
NYBG