Adult Education: Food Access and Agriculture

GrowNYC offers live, remote learning presentations, in-person tours for adults on a limited basis, and online resources.

Let's Talk Vegetables - Remote Learning Series

Let’s Talk Vegetables is a remote learning monthly series available to older adult (senior) centers and local community-based organizations serving adults.  "Let's Talk Vegetables" has been approved as meeting the NYSOFA requirements for one nutrition education credit - See DFTA approval letter here.

For more information or to register your organization, contact:

Fresh and Local Market Tour - Tour a Greenmarket 

Fresh and Local Market Tour introduces groups from older adult (senior) centers and community-based organizations to Greenmarket farmers markets (here is a listing of markets).  For more information or to request a tour, contact:  

Fresh and Local Market Tour counts toward the requirement for nutrition education once per year. - See DFTA approval letter here.

(Click here for tours for international delegations and professionals in the field.)

COVID-safety protocols: GrowNYC tour leaders are fully vaccinated.  Maximum group size: 15 participants. 

Greenmarket Bucks and/or Health Bucks will be distributed to tour participants at the end of the tour, while supplies last.


Remote Learning on Demand 

GrowNYC food access and zero waste programs are currently hiring for multiple seasonal and year-round part-time positions.

  • 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.