Adult Education

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Learn and Grow at Battery Urban Farm!

Kids aren’t the only ones who get to learn about food and farming! The Battery Conservancy offers opportunities for adults of all ages to gain experience in the field of urban agriculture and farm education.

Teacher Training Program 

Build a school garden and integrate farm education into your classroom curriculum! 

The Teacher Training Program is a two-part intensive program to train NYC public school teachers to create or expand a sustainable school garden and integrate garden activities into their school curriculum. This comprehensive program covers everything from growing your garden committee and creating a garden layout, to identifying and managing weeds and pests, soil fertility and compost, and cooking in the classroom.

Interested in the 2017 Teacher Training Program?  Sign up for the interest list here to receive the most up-to-date information as we plan for the next class. 

Farm Education Apprenticeship

Gain hands-on experience for a career in Urban Farming and Farm/Garden Education.

Our Farm Education Apprenticeships are a great way to get a rare and unique hands-on experience with educational urban farming. Apprentices assist with planting, harvesting, compost, pest control, irrigation and other projects while getting real hands-on outdoor-learning experience helping with classes and school visits. Previous apprentices have gone on to work with GrowNYCEarth MatterCity GrowersNorth Brooklyn FarmsBrooklyn Seed Company and City Harvest, as well as at schools and farms.