Education & Tours

Greenmarket K-12 school tours are paused this Spring! However, you can take tour students on a self-guided tour at any of our weekday Greenmarkets or you can watch a virtual tour of the Union Square Greenmarket in your classroom. You may also check out GrowNYC’s Distance Learning Page for more resources you can use with your students. For more updated information about our youth programming, please check here.

GrowNYC Food Access & Agriculture Education introduces New Yorkers of all ages to farming in our region, the food system, and how food choices impact our bodies, our communities, and our environment. We provide fun and engaging tours of our Greenmarket farmers markets to more than 6,000 people each year. School tours are available in fall and spring to grades K-12.

Adult tours and presentations are available by request for older adult (senior) centers and community-based organizations, as well as for professional organizations and university groups interested in food and agriculture in the Northeast.  

Teachers and parents interested in bringing students on field trips to regional farms can access resources here. If you would like to bring students to visit a NYC farm, you may request a tour of GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden

Due to air quality conditions, GrowNYC outdoor programming sites have been adjusted. Greenmarkets will be open on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11. All compost sites will be closed on Saturday, June 10, except Union Square Greenmarket.

  • 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.