Older Adult Education

Let's Talk Vegetables (virtual)

Let’s Talk Vegetables is a monthly online learning series presented live to older adult centers and community-based organizations. 

Fresh and Local Market Tour (in person)

Fresh and Local Market Tours (April - November) introduce groups from older adult centers and community-based organizations to Greenmarket farmers markets.  

  • Maximum group size: 15 participants.  
  • Fresh and Local Market Tour counts toward the requirement for nutrition education once per year. - See DFTA approval letter here.
  • Greenmarket Bucks and/or Health Bucks will be distributed to tour participants at the end of the tour, while supplies last. 

Teaching Garden at Governors Island Tours (in person)

Guided tours of the Teaching Garden at Governors Island are offered to groups from Older Adult Centers and community-based organizations each spring and fall.  Please note:

  • Maximum group size: 15 participants. (At least 2 staffers from the Older Adult Center must accompany group.  Additional staff are welcome.)
  • The distance from the ferry to the garden is 3/4 mile.  No transportation is available on Governors Island.  Participants must be able to walk in both directions.  
  • Stores/food options are limited on the island.  Participants should bring food and beverages.
  • Tours are outdoors and weather permitting.  Weather/temperatures on the island may be more extreme than other places in the city.  Sunscreen and hats are recommended on sunny days.  The ferry may be breezy. 

GrowNYC Intros (virtual)

By request, GrowNYC offers online presentations introducing the work of GrowNYC to various audiences, such as Older Adult Centers, community-based groups, university groups, and others.

Contact Info 

For more information on our activities above, including scheduling and pricing, please contact Susie Spodek: sspodek@grownyc.org 

GrowNYC Videos for Older Adults

Due to air quality conditions, all GrowNYC outdoor programming sites will be closed Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th. 

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    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.

  • 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.