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The Teaching Garden at Governors Island

The GrowNYC Teaching Garden, located on Governors Island, is a one-acre urban farm that strives to engage, excite, and educate visitors on all aspects of urban farming. The Teaching Garden welcomes NYC students and summer camp participants for field trips, where children can plant, water, harvest, and cook a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Additionally, guided tours are available for older adult centers. To register for a field trip, please see the information below.

The Teaching Garden is also open to the public on weekends between May 1st and October 31st from 12 pm to 4 pm, where visitors can enjoy tours, garden and nutrition-related workshops, and more. This year, we are excited to offer a donation-based farm stand on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please visit our Public Programs page.

General FAQ

I don't see what I'm looking for!​

  • Visit our main GrowNYC website here to learn more about our organization and how you can be involved.

Do you have workshops available to the public? 

  • Please see our events link to see upcoming activities happening at the garden. The Teaching Garden is always open to the public weekends (between May and October) from 12-4.


How can I volunteer with my corporate group? 

  • Follow this link to learn about corporate volunteering! 

How can I volunteer as an individual? 

  • We aren’t currently offering individual volunteer opportunities at the teaching garden. You can sign up to volunteer with GrowNYC generally for other volunteer opportunities. Volunteer GrowNYC!

Where can I follow the Teaching Garden? 

  • Follow @GrowNYC on instagram. 

How can I support the Teaching Garden?

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