Window Farming for Beginners

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Fitness & Wellness

Event Overview

Ever wished you could grow your own food but dont know how to get started? What if you could grow anything you wanted, any time of year. Window farming is an inexpensive and easy way to grow fresh and organtic produce without taking up valuable floor space. Constructed from recycled materials, window farms are perfect for small apartments with limited space.

The class consists of a 1hr introduction to the basics of hydroponics, window farming and seed cultivation followed by a thirty-minute workshop. In the workshop you will make a small hydroponic planter to take home with you. Each student should bring one empty plastic bottle. (12-32oz is best)

Anyone can learn how to grow fresh, organic food, hydroponically. Enroll today and you'll learn how to grow your own food, save money and turn trash into treasure!

What to Bring

Each student should bring one empty plastic bottle. (12-32oz is best)

What's Provided

Hydroponic Supplies

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The Green Suite

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A self-proclaimed eco-warrior, Nick Conrad founded The Green Suite to enlighten others how to lessen their impact on the environment while improving their homes. Through The Green Suite, he teaches innovative, DIY ways of producing food, power, and products from recycled objects and repurposed materials. Focusing mainly on hydroponic window farming and self-made solar power, The Green Suite offers classes, tips, and kits online to help any aspiring eco-file get started. Combining the information from his urban farming and solar power classes, Nick’s tongue-in-cheek Zombie Survival Class promotes the benefits of sustainable living during a widespread disaster. Nick has been featured in Chicago’s Red Eye and presented as a guest speaker in local schools.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Eric G.
    Reviewed on 03/28/13

    I feel like I definitely got more than my money's worth for this class. Nick is a wealth of excitement and knowledge and is willing to share both. He dabbles (pun intended) in so many things it was almost hard to stick to the topic of the class. But stick to it we did and I definitely left excited with so much new info to put to good use. I will be keeping an eye out for his future classes.

    I feel like I definitely got more than my money's worth for this class. Nick is a wealth of excitement and knowledge and is willing to share both. He dabbles (pun intended) in so many things it was almost hard to stick to the topic of the class. But stick to it we did and I definitely left excited with so much new info to put to good use. I will be keeping an eye out for his future classes.

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    Caren E.
    Reviewed on 03/28/13

    I really enjoyed this class. I feel so inspired to grow my own plants now. He showed us how to make a very easy hydroponic plant holder from empty plastic bottles. Plus he shared a lot of other green ideas, like apartment composting, solar panels, homemade flower planters and glass cutting (from empty wine bottles-he's very resourceful).

    I really enjoyed this class. I feel so inspired to grow my own plants now. He showed us how to make a very easy hydroponic plant holder from empty plastic bottles. Plus he shared a lot of other green ideas, like apartment composting, solar panels, homemade flower planters and glass cutting (from empty wine bottles-he's very resourceful).

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    Katie S.
    Reviewed on 04/13/13

    It was a great primer course for window and hydroponic farming. I got a good sense for where I should start and important factors to consider when setting up my own window farm.

    It was a great primer course for window and hydroponic farming. I got a good sense for where I should start and important factors to consider when setting up my own window farm.

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    Jennifer O.
    Reviewed on 05/12/13

    I was intrigued when a friend asked me to join her. Nick is a great teacher: fun and informative. We even walked away with materials to begin our own window farm. This is a great activity to involve my kids in as well.

    I was intrigued when a friend asked me to join her. Nick is a great teacher: fun and informative. We even walked away with materials to begin our own window farm. This is a great activity to involve my kids in as well.

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    Lauren V.
    Reviewed on 07/02/13

    Nick was a blast to learn from and his "green suite" is a testament to his wealth of knowledge. The experience made something I've always been curious about really accesible & I walked away feeling like I was capable of recreating his set-up in my own home!

    Nick was a blast to learn from and his "green suite" is a testament to his wealth of knowledge. The experience made something I've always been curious about really accesible & I walked away feeling like I was capable of recreating his set-up in my own home!

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    Aidan P.
    Reviewed on 09/22/13

    Interesting, practical, simple, and pretty immediately applicable. Also came away with one basic planter and seeds planted, so there should be no more procrastinating!

    Interesting, practical, simple, and pretty immediately applicable. Also came away with one basic planter and seeds planted, so there should be no more procrastinating!

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    Mark S.
    Reviewed on 10/27/13

    The teacher had an organized presentation of material, and I have started window farming now. I enjoyed it.

    The teacher had an organized presentation of material, and I have started window farming now. I enjoyed it.

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    Megan H.
    Reviewed on 11/27/13

    Very interesting, very cool. Teacher has so much information, and very informative.

    Very interesting, very cool. Teacher has so much information, and very informative.

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    Chris R.
    Reviewed on 01/24/14

    I had a great time at The Green Suite learning about window farming and hydroponics. Nick was very organized, open to questions, informative and fun. He also answered many questions about living an urban lifestyle that is sustainable, especially for renters. Overall, I really enjoyed the conversations, lecture and information that I walked away with.

    I had a great time at The Green Suite learning about window farming and hydroponics. Nick was very organized, open to questions, informative and fun. He also answered many questions about living an urban lifestyle that is sustainable, especially for renters. Overall, I really enjoyed the conversations, lecture and information that I walked away with.

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    Marcy W.
    Reviewed on 04/22/14

    Great ideas! Very open minded class about window farming. Creating our own little sample was fun!

    Great ideas! Very open minded class about window farming. Creating our own little sample was fun!

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    Steph L.
    Reviewed on 05/10/14

    Very informative class. Teacher was friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to my when my lettuce starts to sprout. Had an awesome time

    Very informative class. Teacher was friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to my when my lettuce starts to sprout. Had an awesome time

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    Emmy C.
    Reviewed on 05/15/14

    Nick is an awesome teacher, and I learned more than I had expected - he has a damn impressive set-up. Plus, jalapeño chips. Definitely recommend taking his class!

    Nick is an awesome teacher, and I learned more than I had expected - he has a damn impressive set-up. Plus, jalapeño chips. Definitely recommend taking his class!

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    Julie N.
    Reviewed on 05/15/14

    The class was really great. Very informative about hydroponics and a great explanation and demo on how it all works--even got to make a mini-system to take home and grow our own veggies/herbs. I really enjoyed the evening. Would recommend to anyone interested in alternative growing methods and meeting a very interesting guy.

    The class was really great. Very informative about hydroponics and a great explanation and demo on how it all works--even got to make a mini-system to take home and grow our own veggies/herbs. I really enjoyed the evening. Would recommend to anyone interested in alternative growing methods and meeting a very interesting guy.

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    Jill D.
    Reviewed on 07/14/14

    Very very interesting, with lots of good information and techniques. Really learned a lot, and was motivated to work on a project at home.

    Very very interesting, with lots of good information and techniques. Really learned a lot, and was motivated to work on a project at home.

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    Jennifer E.
    Reviewed on 12/10/14

    Nick was organized but laid-back and taught a great entry level class on hydroponics.

    Nick was organized but laid-back and taught a great entry level class on hydroponics.

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    Sara K.
    Reviewed on 12/16/14

    Very educational and fun class! I recommend this class to anyone looking for a simple way to start window gardening.

    Very educational and fun class! I recommend this class to anyone looking for a simple way to start window gardening.

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    Bianca M.
    Reviewed on 12/23/14

    This class was awesome! I learned so much from the teacher and look forward to applying the tips from class to my new home garden.

    This class was awesome! I learned so much from the teacher and look forward to applying the tips from class to my new home garden.

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    Alex O.
    Reviewed on 03/12/15

    Nick had a great presentation and I learned so much about all the different things you can do , with a little elbow grease and the right knowledge, you can have a green thumb. Totally great and highly recommended!

    Nick had a great presentation and I learned so much about all the different things you can do , with a little elbow grease and the right knowledge, you can have a green thumb. Totally great and highly recommended!

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    Brooke T.
    Reviewed on 03/12/15

    Nick was great! Super knowledgable and very passionate about window farming which made the class that much more enjoyable. His enthusiasm has inspired me to start my own mini window farm- already researching supplies for a shopping trip the weekend :)

    Nick was great! Super knowledgable and very passionate about window farming which made the class that much more enjoyable. His enthusiasm has inspired me to start my own mini window farm- already researching supplies for a shopping trip the weekend :)

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    Sarah K.
    Reviewed on 03/18/15

    The teacher was fun and informative. He is clearly passionate about what he teaches and I look forward to attending more of his classes in the future!

    The teacher was fun and informative. He is clearly passionate about what he teaches and I look forward to attending more of his classes in the future!

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    Natsuki P.
    Reviewed on 06/04/15

    I learned a lot not only about window farming but also about plants, nature, etc. from such a knowledgeable and innovative/creative instructor! Nick's passion and positive personality made the class engaging and enjoyable. I strongly recommend his class!!

    I learned a lot not only about window farming but also about plants, nature, etc. from such a knowledgeable and innovative/creative instructor! Nick's passion and positive personality made the class engaging and enjoyable. I strongly recommend his class!!

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    Ella E.
    Reviewed on 07/23/15

    Great class for beginners. The instructor provided an excellent presentation and wealth if information and resources. We were also able to start our very own hydroponic window seedlings in the class.

    Great class for beginners. The instructor provided an excellent presentation and wealth if information and resources. We were also able to start our very own hydroponic window seedlings in the class.

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    Maria S.
    Reviewed on 11/05/15

    The class was really informative and I really enjoyed the hands on activities. Definitely demystified the idea of hydroponics and makes me really excited to give it a shot!

    The class was really informative and I really enjoyed the hands on activities. Definitely demystified the idea of hydroponics and makes me really excited to give it a shot!

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