Country Living in the Big City

Get your green thumb on! 🌿👍

I love sharing the gift of green and am currently doing a limited number of special, customizable events, tours and workshops to help bring more green into people's lives. We list both public and private events here; and if you're looking for something customized, just send us an inquiry.  

Half (50%) of all profits from these workshops and tours will be donated to two initiaitves, which are near and dear to my heart and that I look forward to telling you about—the Mezimbite Forest Center for artisan training and forest restoration in Mozambique; and to the Path of the Anacondas initiative via Nature Culture International to safeguard the Amazon rainforest. 🌿

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DIY plant workshop for the office

For many of us, getting stuck behind a computer all day can be draining, so we designed this workshop as a much-needed break from the daily grind. This workshop involves a talk, outlining the benefits of plants in one's home and office, and a DIY planting lesson where each individual employee creates his/her own small garden. Workshop is a unique and creative team builder and is explicitly designed to help restore health, wellness and peace of mind. 

1 hour

 
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Create your indoor urban jungle

We know why Pantone's shade for 2017 is Greenery! Turns out we're all craving a little more green in our lives, and the easiest place to start is in the home. Plants not only help brighten a home, office or apartment, but also have other undeniable benefits, like helping purify the air and soothing our stress.  This workshop will take you through the plant basics, including considerations for growing plants indoors and plant pests. This workshop includes a tour at the Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn. Plant DIY tutorial is optional.  

1-1.5 hours 

 

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Williamsburg Brooklyn garden tour

Tucked away in Williamsburg, Brooklyn there are a number of green spaces for the eyes to behold—indoors, outdoors, on rooftops, and in alleyways. Sure, we'll keep it hyperlocal but you'll soon see the amazing amount of green that's just within a 10-block radius. Participants will get a chance to enjoy some of the local scenery—as well as the local greenery. This tour includes a house tour at the Hanging Gardens, as well as a visit to at least 4 more separate locations.

1 hour

 
 

🌿 Upcoming Workshops

and Events 🌿

 

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017

NYC Plant Swap & Chat. What better way to spend a Sunday than swapping and talking plants with fellow NYC Houseplant Enthusiasts?
We'll be gathering at Lululemon’s Hub17 to swap plants and stories for #NYCPlantSwap17. Just bring a pest-free, beautiful plant, or two or three for trade; they can be potted or bare root—as long as you’re prepared to part with them!  2:30PM-5:30PM. lululemon Hub Seventeen 114 5th Avenue NY, NY. RSVP here.

(Ticket sales will benefit Espiritu Tierra Community Garden in Williamsburg.) 

 

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for a Williamsburg Urban Oasis Garden Tour. Tucked away in Williamsburg, Brooklyn there are a number of green spaces for the eyes to behold—indoors, outdoors, on rooftops, and in alleyways. Sure, we'll keep it hyperlocal but you'll soon see the amazing amount of green that's just within a 10-block radius. Participants will get a chance to enjoy some of the local scenery—as well as the local greenery. This tour includes a house tour at the Hanging Gardens, as well as a visit to at least 4 more separate locations. Tickets coming soon.

 

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for a Williamsburg Urban Oasis Garden Tour. Tucked away in Williamsburg, Brooklyn there are a number of green spaces for the eyes to behold—indoors, outdoors, on rooftops, and in alleyways. Sure, we'll keep it hyperlocal but you'll soon see the amazing amount of green that's just within a 10-block radius. Participants will get a chance to enjoy some of the local scenery—as well as the local greenery. This tour includes a house tour at the Hanging Gardens, as well as a visit to at least 4 more separate locations. Tickets coming soon.

 

 

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for a Williamsburg Urban Oasis Garden Tour. Tucked away in Williamsburg, Brooklyn there are a number of green spaces for the eyes to behold—indoors, outdoors, on rooftops, and in alleyways. Sure, we'll keep it hyperlocal but you'll soon see the amazing amount of green that's just within a 10-block radius. Participants will get a chance to enjoy some of the local scenery—as well as the local greenery. This tour includes a house tour at the Hanging Gardens, as well as a visit to at least 4 more separate locations. Tickets coming soon.

 

TBD, Oct 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for a Succulent and Cacti Propagation and Potting workshop with United by Blue. Bring Your Own Planter (BYOP). 245 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY. Tickets coming soon.

 

TBD, Oct 2017

Come volunteer with Summer Rayne at the Espiritu Tierra Community Garden. We'll be building raised beds, removing invasive plant species and planting some local favorites. 11AM-6PM at Espiritu Tierra Community Garden. RSVP coming soon


🍂 Past Events 🍂

December 2016

Lululemon winter dinner succulent garden making!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Meditation at the Hanging Gardens via Medi Club. RSVP here

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A private Meditation + Conversation (for models only) at the Hanging Gardens.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Reserved: A private "Create your own urban jungle indoors" company tour with Hazon.

Saturday, May 15, 2017

Meditation at the Hanging Gardens (7PM-9PM). Tickets here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Brooklyn Plant Lover Meet-up at the Hanging Gardens (6:30PM-8PM). Please RSVP here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Houseplant 101 Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  Tickets here.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Herbs, Three Ways Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  Tickets here.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn in partnership with Ivy.com to do a "Plant & Brunch"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

EcoSessions Sleep - holistic and sustainable strategies for better sleep. "Plants and Sleep" discussion. CocoMat, 49 Mercer Street, New York, NY.  RSVP here with 25% off. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Free and open to the public: #PlantPorn — Enjoy a Williamsburg "Garden Tour" and photograph plants in the neighborhood (3PM-5PM) with Homestead Brooklyn and Apple Williamsburg!  247 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. RSVP here

Monday, June 19, 2017

Panel on Sustainable Living & Health & Wellness with Lauren Singer, Trash is for Tossers; Talia Pollock, Party in my Plants; Summer Rayne Oakes, SugarDetoxMe & Homestead Brooklyn; Phoebe Lapine, The Wellness Project at Package Free Shop. 137 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249. RSVP here

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for a Succulent and Cacti Garden Workshop with the pop-up shop, Package Free Brooklyn. Bring your own planting container. 137 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tickets here.

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Houseplant 101 Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  Tickets here.

Saturday, Aug 9, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Houseplant 911: Troubleshooting Houseplants Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  Tickets here.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for the Become A Houseplant Ninja class with Free People. SoHo, NYC 99 Spring Street. 6 - 8 PM. (Free workshop). RSVP here.

 

 

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