Food & Drink Classes

Experiment with fermentation, food preservation, and mixology. Or explore the botany and horticulture behind the foods and beverages you consume.


June

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Join award-winning nature and food writer Eugenia Bone for a taste of her latest creation, the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook, a compilation of recipes from mushroom more...
224CKG214O 06/29 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Bone
ONLINE

July

"Put up" your peaches using time-honored canning techniques for three preparations that will extend the bounty of your favorite stone fruits long after summer is gone. Create a compote to top your summer desserts; prepare for fall with warming spices; more...
231CKG231 07/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Historical bartenders and modern mixologists have long used a great variety of herbal and botanical ingredients to add flavor, body, and visual flair to drinks. Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures more...
231CKG240 07/13 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Freeman
MDTN

August

Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designedfor beginners, this class covers the basics—from recipes to food prep to sterilizing. You'll pick up tips and tricks for pickling all more...
231CKG221 08/06 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Chanterelles, Milk Caps, Black Trumpets, Boletes of all kinds, and many other choice edibles make their appearance in the steamy summer months. Learn how to sort through this abundance with hands-on techniques and observations.
231BOT356 08/10 We 10:00am-1:00pm Sadowski
NYBG

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
Take a guided summer ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie more...
231CKG256 08/17 We 11:00am-2:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet more...
231CKG207BO 08/24 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

Wondering what to do with your bounty of tomatoes? Preserve them, of course! We will show you the best ways to process and hot pack your harvest, with a simple method borrowed from industrial canning. We'll make a chili tomato more...
231CKG226 08/27 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

September

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins more...
231CKG206 09/10 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Mortimer
Slanzi
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Eagle Street Farm co-founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden in raised beds on your rooftop, in containers more...
231GAR143BO 09/14 We 6:00pm-7:30pm Novak
ONLINE