Education & Tours

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and with social distancing measures still in place at our Greenmarkets, for the near future, we will not be hosting any onsite school tours. We will, however, be hosting Youth Education programming remotely and sharing resources on GrowNYC's Distance Learning Page. 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, and we design programs in partnership with summer camps as well.

Adult tours and presentations are available by request for senior centers and nonprofit organizations, as well as for professional organizations and university groups interested in food and agriculture in the Northeast.

During the COVID pandemic, we offer additional resources including curriculum support, online videos, and remote opportunities for learning.

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. Please note, these in-person opportunities are limited during the COVID pandemic.

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

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

  • Conservation

    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 & school gardens 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.