Randall's Island Urban Farm

Randall's Island Urban Farm, created in 2010 as a result of the combined efforts of GrowNYC and the Randall's Island Park Alliance, is a one acre urban farm that aims to provide schools and groups who lack on-site or proximal open space with the experience of environmental education and nutritional learning by growing, harvesting, and eating farm-fresh produce.

The farm features 72 raised vegetable peds, four rice paddies, a chicken coop, and grows a wide array of produce, including lacinato kale, leek, purple and green broccoli, lettuce, beans, peppers, cucumbers, squash, several heirloom varieties of tomatoes, eggplant, artichokes, carrots, beets, beans, and corn.

Randall's Island Urban Farm
 

 

Q & A with June Russell, talking about her incredible work reinvigorating grain growing in the Northeast. 

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