Food & Drink Classes

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


April

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, more...
214CKG241AO 04/19 Mo 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your more...
214CKG230AO 04/29 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Bone
ONLINE

May

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...
214GAR143AO 05/06 Th 6:15pm-7:45pm Novak
ONLINE

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.
Accompany wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen on a mid-spring stroll more...
214CKG245 05/11 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Viljoen
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...
214GAR143CO 05/17 Mo 6:15pm-7:45pm Novak
ONLINE

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...
214CKG206 05/22 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Slanzi
Mortimer
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.
Accompany wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen on a mid-spring stroll more...
214CKG245B 05/27 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

June

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...
214CKG207AO 06/02 We 6:15pm-8:15pm Michelotti
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less more...
214CKG200AO 06/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, more...
214CKG241BO 06/23 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

July

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221CKG240O 07/13 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Freeman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
"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. more...
221CKG231O 07/24 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less more...
221CKG200BO 07/25 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your more...
221CKG230BO 07/31 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Bone
ONLINE

August

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
When the Eastern Woodlands erupt with marvelous edible mushrooms, the picking is great. But too often, the harvest succumbs to rot in your kitchen. In this more...
221CKG246O 08/07 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Bone
ONLINE

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...
221CKG256 08/19 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Return to great-grandma's tried-and-true process and learn how to make pickled cucumbers in three styles—spicy dill, sweet bread-and-butter, and zesty relish. Designed for beginners, this class more...
221CKG221O 08/21 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221CKG226O 08/29 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
ONLINE

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...
221CKG207BO 08/30 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

September

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...
221GAR143BO 09/22 We 6:15pm-7:45pm Novak
ONLINE