Name: Randall's Island Learning Garden
Address: inside Icahn Stadium, 20 Randall's Island
Neighborhood: Randall's Island
Year Founded: 2010
Randall's Island Learning Garden, created as a result of the combined efforts of GrowNYC and the Randall's Island Park Alliance, is a 3,000 square foot urban farm that aims to provide schools and groups who lack on-site or proximal open space with the experience of environmental education and nutritional learning by growing, harvesting, and eating garden-fresh produce.
The garden grows a wide array of produce, includinglacinato kale, leek, purple and green broccoli, cheddar cauliflower, lettuce, beans, peppers, cucumbers, squash, several heirloom varieties of tomatoes, eggplant, artichokes, carrots, beets, beans, and corn.
Volunteers from Bloomberg were vital to the construction of the garden and surrounding learning area, which features over 20 vegetable beds made from recycled plastic lumber and a 3-bin compost system.
Are you a school or camp interested in a field trip to the Randall's Island Learning Garden? Get info on visiting the garden.