Country Living in the Big City


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.  Some customizable workshops include: DIY plant workshop for the office, Create Your Own Urban Jungle, and Private Garden Tours.


Urban Oases Garden Tour 

TBD, November 2017 | 11:00AM-1:00PM  

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. Free lunch provided by sweetgreen included.  

Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Real Talk on Conscious Consumerism 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Do you call yourself a passionate conscious consumer, but feel guilty about how you eat and what you buy? Do you ever find yourself checking to make sure no one is witness to your daily hypocrisy against the earth? In this panel, moderated by Alden Wicker of EcoCult, we'll discuss the perfectionism running rampant in the environmental community, break down what's really going to help the planet versus what feels righteous, and lay out some pragmatic tips for advocating for Mother Earth without burning out.  

Location: Good Goods
121 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012.


Garden Volunteer Day 

Saturday Nov 11, 2017 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM 

Come volunteer at the Espiritu Tierra Community Garden. In the morning, we'll be learning about rain catchment and rain gardening from one of the members of Greenthumb NYC. Then we'll be cleaning up the garden and preparing it for winter! 

Location: Espiritu Tierra Community Garden, S2nd between Driggs & Roebling. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Create a Holiday Succulent Garden

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Succulents have become all the rage—for newbie plant lovers and aficionados alike. Their stand-up-to-neglect attitude, geometric shapes, and unconventional good looks particularly make them a perfect holiday gift for just about anyone! Join Homestead Brooklyn’s Summer Rayne Oakes for this fun class, combining both craft and care tips. You’ll create your own holiday succulent garden (either with a terra cotta pot or an upcycled container) with all the fixings—and you’ll learn some of the back history on common succulents we see in plant shops, what cool uncommon varieties are out there, and the best way to care, propagate, and maintain your succies! 

You’re encouraged to BYOP (Bring Your Own Pot or Container) if there are specific upcycled containers you love, but otherwise, we’ll supply you with some to choose from! 

Location: Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



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 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.  

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). 

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017

NYC Plant Swap & Chat. SoHo, NYC 99 Spring Street. 6 - 8 PM. (Free workshop). lululemon Hub Seventeen 114 5th Avenue NY, NY. 

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

Join Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn for Living Sustainably in NYC - Networking Happy Hour + Fireside Chat in conjunction with Be Social Change. This is a FREE event, but you'll still need to RSVP.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Urban Oases Garden Tour with Homestead Brooklyn x AirBNB. Williamsburg, Brooklyn