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Like what we do? Get involved!
Whether you’re an individual, a small group, or a large organization, we would love to have you join us! There are many ways that you can become involved, and lots of different ways to help keep us growing — with and without getting your hands dirty.
Here are some of the items your donation can help provide:
- a bicycle blender is a great teaching tool, and will allow students to prepare delicious smoothies and herb-infused drinks right on the farm
- a flower press to make flower art and to aid in lessons that teach the parts of flowers
- water and soil testing kits will allow students to analyze precipitation and soil on and around the farm
- children’s books including “A Seed Grows” by Pamela Hickman & Heather Collins, “The Tiniest Acorn” by Marsha T. Danzig, “A Seed is Sleepy” by Dianna Hutts Aston, “The Lorax” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Dr. Seuss, “The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss, “Too Many Pumpkins” by Linda White, and more!
- outdoor signage will add another layer to our education program, making the project more readily accessible to tourists; passersby; and drop-in school groups
- chalkboards are an essential aspect of our outdoor classroom area and a great tool for making the farm experience more interactive for visitors
Battery Urban Farm depends on the support of private and public donors. These contributions keep the farm’s soil rich and growing, and provide countless hours of programming for 1,500 school children, local families, and the public. The Battery Conservancy thanks Bloomberg, Agnes Gund, The Bunny Rattner Foundation, City Council Member Margaret Chin, The Whole Kids Foundation, CME Group Community Foundation and all of our Sponsors whose generosity makes Battery Urban Farm possible.
Volunteer with us
Get your hands dirty with us at monthly Saturdays and Wednesday Workdays.
Our first Battery Urban Farm Saturday of 2013 will be an Earth Day celebration on April 20 from 10am-1pm. These events, usually the third Saturday of every month from April – October, are appropriate for children and adults of all ages, and offer a rare opportunity to get your hands in soil and harvest fresh produce right here in the heart of New York City.
We also have Wednesday volunteer hours every week from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, starting TBA for the 2013 season. These weekday volunteer hours are for adults 18+ only, and are not appropriate for children.
In both cases, volunteers can meet at the entrance to the farm, at the intersection of Pearl and State Streets. Closest subway lines are the South Ferry (1); Whitehall (R); and Bowling Green (4,5). Please come prepared with closed-toed shoes, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing (including sunscreen and/or boots as necessary), and bring a water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
For more information on our Saturday volunteer days; our Wednesday volunteer hours; or other events, join our mailing list. Or view photos from previous Battery Urban Farm Saturday monthly events:
Intern or Apprentice with us
Gain hands-on experience for a career in Urban Farming or Farm/Garden Education.
Our Farm Internships and Educational Apprenticeships are a great way to get a rare and unique hands-on experience with educational urban farming. Interns assist with planting, harvesting, compost, pest control, irrigation and other projects and Apprentices get real hands-on outdoor-learning experience in a beautiful urban setting.
To read more about our internships and apprenticeships and to apply, visit our Employment Opportunities page. 2013 positions are now posted!