Each Thursday at 1:oo we meet in Namm 201  We feed the plants in our hydroponic system and now we are planning for our presentation at ECOFEST which is April 28

The Garden Club is part of a panel on Food and Climate Connections at EcoFest 2022. Ecofest is a an all day college wide conference taking place in the Academic complex and as a webinar. More info here: 


Garden Club Meeting Sept 9 2021 Namm 201 12:45 – 2:30

Come and meet fellow students who want to plant and grow vegetables and herbs.  We will need your help in assembling the hydroponic system and planning some plantings!


Dear College Community,

Student club members started it by raising $300.00 at the Pumpkin deco Fundraiser!  Now, get this:

The Hospitality Dept has selected Hydroponics at City Tech as the focus for      Giving Tuesday

Our hydroponics system is getting support from the whole college community.

Anyone can contribute to this cool cause.  Pass the word

go to the website:

and then there is all this:

#givetuecitytech #citytechtuesday #cunytuesday #givingtuesday

#hmgt #hydroponicgargen #gardenclub






Hello Garden Club!

Can we build on the great success we had at our Pumpkin Decoration event?

I think we can!¬† ¬†The Club is meeting this Thursday, –tomorrow¬†Nov 15–during club hours 1:00 – 2:00 in¬† ¬†Namm 202

If you can make it that would be great. We will discuss the Fundraiser for CHIPS soup kitchen. (Last year we raised $300.00 for this worthy cause.)


Thursday 10/25
The Garden Club is having a Pumpkin Decorating event.                                                   Come by Namm 206 12:45 Р2:00 and you can have great treats to eatРfocaccia, decorated cookies, cider, pumpkin bread and tarts! PLUS you can decorate your own sugar pumpkin, take it home, make it into a pie. {We provide recipes}

Please check out the poster here:

Punkin Fund raiser poster

All Proceeds to develop hydroponics at City Tech





MEETING THURSDAY 9/27/18 in Namm 202 at 1:00 pm
All members and interested students are welcome. Lots of plans for the semester.
HYDROPONICS in the future!!





Spring 2016 Events

  • March 10: Chopped meeting in Namm 206 at 12:45pm
  • March 17: RootTop planting, meet in Namm 206 at 12:30pm
  • April 21: Ecofest
  • May 12: Chopped and Plant Sale




Scrumptious fare like pernil, vegetarian lasagna, roasted vegetables, garden salads, pear tarts  and chocolates will be offered to guests for a nominal fee (or donation). All foods made in house by Garden Club members. All proceeds to C.H.I.P.S soup kitchen.

You know it will be fun and delicious.  Free Fall Herb Bundles from the garden to the first 25 guests


PESTO FEST II               OCT 1  2015                      NAMM 206

Sample pesto three ways: basil, cilantro, arugula. Enjoy it w/ different types of pasta. Meet Garden club members; and join up and join in! Everyone is welcome.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE!        MAY 14     12:45 Р2:00      NAMM 206              and at the Wellness Fair in the Atrium

WE WILL HAVE DELIGHTFUL and LOVELY SEEDLINGS:  Tomato, Marigold, Sweet Peppers,  and more!  ALL from seeds we started in the greenhouse!

PROPAGATION  DEMO  also: the basics on starting your own seedlings and rooting plants from cuttings.  Stay tuned.



THURSDAY 3/19: we meet at Namm 201 at 12:30, then head to the BNY to the Grange rooftop urban farm where we can get some things started in the toasty & humid greeeeeeen house.



THURSDAY    2/19/15

Namm 201 12:45 Р2:00   Discuss Spring planting plans in the Geenhouse and the windowsills.


10/23  12:45 Р2:00    Namm 202

Topics include, but are not limited to:¬† 1. plan for the fall event –Vertical Garden Demo¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2. Making desserts for an SGA¬† event¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 3. garden visit after the meeting is an option




NAMM 201

ALL garden club members and friends and faculty are welcome.  We have string beans from the garden and the rest of the ingredients will get picked up along the way



Students and faculty will join up w/ the Food and Ag Coalition and march in their kitchen whites. It will be a strong visual statement.  The UN members meeting in NYC will get the message that chefs and cooks want a sane energy policy to maintain a food friendly climate.

Sign making and final strategy session on Thurs 9/18.   More info:




Seed Plans

Wednesday 2/26;  room 201 Namm bldg. Meet to discuss seed planting strategies for the spring. What, when, how, and who.





Fall Harvest Cooking Demo, and Tasting

October 24th Namm 206, 12:45- 2:00

Featuring cooking demos by Garden club members Dah wei Charng, Jeung Park, and Tristen Vail.  These student culinarians will make use of produce from the Hospitality garden  to produce new and unique dishes. Some of the vegetables on the menu are butternut squash, mustard greens, tomatoes and Swiss chard (along w/ various herbs).

The rest of us will taste & enjoy.

Stay tuned.


When to Visit the Garden:

Times and dates for planting and harvesting at the Hospitality Garden are listed on the Garden Calendar. Access to the rooftop garden is through the Brooklyn Navy Yard.


Tuesday 9/3/13

      8:00 am garden planting at the Roof garden. Contact Prof Hellermann if you want to        meet there.  

12:45 Р1:45pm  Strategy Meeting in Namm 201 (City Tech)                                                     All interested City Tech students are invited to the organizational meeting of the  GARDEN CLUB.

THURS SEPT 12 2013     12:45   J.L. Dining Room 2nd floor Namm

Hospitality Dept Club Info Session: Members of all the clubs (including the Garden Club) will be presenting info about their clubs

THURS SEPT 19 2013    12:45 Club Fair  Namm Atrium


¬†“Study With The Best” Season 11, Show #9

June 2012

MondayJune 25th  OR Tuesday the 26th:

Pickle Barrels to Compost Tumblers

a workshop and workout: we will convert huge pickle barrels into tumblers to handle all the vegetable waste from culinary classes.  Because this vegetable material will be in a tumbler it will aerate well and break down into compost much quicker than the traditional mound. (Less insect swarming too)

meet at the garden at 3pm Monday or  9:00 am Tuesday. Contact Prof Hellermann to let him know what day works for you and if you can bring tools.

June 2o: CUNY TV¬† Film Shoot¬†¬†at the Hospitality Garden 10:00 am.¬†¬†¬† Meet at the garden;¬† plan to do some planting, weeding, tomato maintanance, etc…¬†with fellow gardeners !¬†(Originally scheduled for May 3, May 24….)¬† This was great!


MAY 12¬† Brooklyn Food Conference¬†¬†9 am –¬†6 pm

Garden Club members will demo how to use fresh greens and vegetables from the garden.

You can get involved: (especially #4 below)

FRIDAY May 11    Meet in N201 at 12 noon; We will go to the garden and pick veg then come back to the school and prep veg and make bread for Saturday

SATURDAY  Meet at N201 8:30 am and walk supplies over toTech High School; carts provided. Help Set up for info table and food demos

Or Meet at Brooklyn Tech H.S. (10:00 am) and help set up for

Joslyn Taylor Demo  Vegetarian Sushi Rolls       10:00 am  Р2 pm

Joseph Gordon Demo Spring Greens on Bruschetta ¬†¬†¬†¬† 12:00 ‚Äď 2:00 pm

3.¬† Host an information table¬†¬†w/ Evelyn B. and¬†Aisha G.¬† ¬†Do it w/ a friend! (2 hr slots)¬†¬†¬†¬† 10:30 am ‚Äď 4:30 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Contact Professor Mark Hellermann:

More info:


MAY 10: VEGAN SUSHI Demo with Joslyn Taylor using vegetables from the Hospitality Garden. During Club Hours 12:45 Р2:00.  Room N 206.

If it is anything like her last demo, everyone will have a blast!

MAY 8  Dr James Hansen on Global Warming

The outspoken, pre-eminent authority, from the Goddard Institute will be speaking on the climate crisis at 6:30 pm. Look a the city Tech events page for details:




APRIL 24:   Indoor Seed Starting w/ Prof Hellermann

Namm 201 12:45 pm    Learn how to get a jump on the vegetable season by starting your own plants indoors

APRIL 26: Navigating the Farmers Market

Joslyn Taylor informs and demonstrates how to identify,  use and enjoy seasonal vegetables from the Farmers Market

Namm 206 12:45 – 1:45 (Club Hours)

MARCH 29: Seed Starting Workshop   12:45

Namm 201


APRIL 3:  Plant peas & Lettuce 1:00 pm at the Garden




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