DIY Your own Everyday Essentials
Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm
Brooklyn, NY
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DIY Your own Everyday Essentials
In a city of over 8 million people, trash is no small issue. On average, NYC residents produce over 12,000 tons of trash a day. A day! That's not cool by any standards, and we certainly can't get behind that as a sustainably minded rooftop farm.

Enter Lauren Singer. This waste free powerhouse has taken the Zero Waste lifestyle by storm, analyzing the things she uses, the things she actually doesn't, and keeping only the necessities in her life. The result? A lot less trash.

In this workshop, Lauren will teach us how to make our own toothpaste and body scrub. These are all things that we normally purchase, that come wrapped in all sorts of wasteful packaging, and honestly might not be that good for us!! She'll give you tips for leading a low waste lifestyle and leave you feeling inspired.

We're cracking down on trash this summer at the farm... want to take on the challenge in your own home?

With your new homemade products from this class, with think you'll be well on your way.

Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog Trash is for Tossers and founder of the organic cleaning product company The Simply Co..

An Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the amount of trash that she has produced over the past three years can fit inside of a 16 oz mason jar.

Through her blog she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package free, making their own products, and refusing plastic and single use items.

Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, TEDx, NBC, AOL, CNN, Yahoo, FOX, BBC, and NPR amongst others.


Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm (View)
Flushing Ave at Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Green
Other > Health & Wellness
Social > Adult
Social > Dating

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!