Education & Tours

Greenmarket K-12 school tours are paused this spring! However, you can take your students on a virtual tour of GrowNYC Union Square Greenmarket. We will continue to host 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 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.  We offer additional online resources including 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 have limited capacity.

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.