GrowNYC 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 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 pantries that distributes fresh food in Brownsville, Harlem, and the Lower East Side.  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!

Registration is now open! If you would like to register for a trip to the Teaching Garden, please visit our Education Site here.


GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden Overview


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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets and Farmstands, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community gardens and urban farms in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.