Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
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 to NYC students and summer camp participants, giving kids 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 between May 1st and October 31st. The garden is open from 12 to 4pm on weekends during that time. GrowNYC's weekend public programming includes tours, garden and nutrition related workshops, and more. Learn more about our public offerings here.
Vegetables, fruits, and herbs grown in the Teaching Garden are donated to a food pantry that distributes fresh food in Brownsville and East New York. Over the past 3 years, we've donated over 30,000 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 much much more. Come and see us!
Summer Registration is now open! If you would like to register for a trip to the Teaching Garden, please visit our Education Site here.