Teaching Garden at Governors Island

The GrowNYC Teaching Garden at Governors Island is a one acre urban farm that aims to engage, excite, and educate its visitors in all aspects of urban farming.

GrowNYC offers field trips at the Teaching Garden for K-12 classes, giving students the opportunity to plant, water, harvest, and cook the garden's wide array of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. We also offer guided tours for Older Adult Centers. Info on registering for field trips is below.

In addition to scheduled visits, the garden is open to the public on weekends from May 4th through October 27th between 12pm and 4pm. GrowNYC's weekend public programming includes self-guided tours, a donation-based farm stand, family friendly activities, garden and nutrition related workshops, and so much more! Learn more about our public offerings here.

Vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers grown in the Teaching Garden are donated to New Yorkers all over the city. Over the past 4 years, we've donated over 20,000 lbs of produce and have been profiled in the NY Times.

The GrowNYC Teaching Garden at Governors Island features over 20 vegetable beds made from recycled plastic lumber, farm-style rows, an outdoor kitchen, a greenhouse, a high tunnel hoophouse, fruit trees, several rainwater harvesting systems, a rain garden, and so much more.  Come and see us!

Registration for 2024 field trips is now closed. If you would like to register for a future trip to the Teaching Garden, learn more on our Education Site here or sign up for our newsletter.

GrowNYC's Container Farm

Not far away from the Garden, GrowNYC, Con Edison and partners have teamed up to bring a Hydroponic Container Farm to Governors Island. This project is not only about providing fresh produce to New Yorkers, but also engaging the next generation with agriculture. Download the fact sheet here

Don’t miss your chance! The Garden and container will close for the season in October.

GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden Overview


As of June 2024, all GrowNYC Zero Waste programming has ended.  Click here to find alternative zero waste resources.