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The Battery Urban Farm

 

The Battery Urban Farm is an educational farm where New York City’s students, residents, and visitors learn about sustainable farming techniques, the joys of tasting new foods, and their role as environmental stewards. The farm was started in 2011 by The Battery Conservancy in partnership with the Environmental Club at Millennium High School. Since then we’ve had thousands of students and community volunteers help us grow thousands of pounds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, grains, and flowers.

 

Battery Urban Farm includes a vegetable farm, forest farm, and oyster restoration stations. Students learn to grow their favorite vegetables in long, straight, production-style rows. Through hands-on lessons in the forest farm’s exploratory ecosystem, students learn about native plants and pollinators and how animals and insects camouflage themselves. Water ecology is the focus for students who help track and care for the 4 oyster restoration stations located off The Battery promenade.

Goals:

• Empower New York City children and urban communities to make healthier eating choices

• Educate and train citizens to create edible and perennial gardens

• Foster environmental stewardship through sustainable cultivation and waste management

Visiting the farm

You can find a printable map of The Battery with all landmark locations and farm entrances indicated here. The public is welcome to visit the Labyrinth Farm between 8:00am and 6:00pm every day.

 

If you are an educator and are interested in bringing your class to the farm for a Field Trip at The Battery, please click visit our Program Registration page.

 

Where does the food go?

Produce at Battery Urban Farm is donated to participating school cafeterias through the Garden to School Cafe Program. During the summer months, food is also donated to our community partner Drive Change.

 

Battery Urban Farm Supporters

CME Group Community Foundation

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

New Affinity Concepts Corp

Popular Community Bank Foundation

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Battery Conservancy thanks our corporate donors for their generous support for the farm. Become a corporate partner and support Battery Urban Farm and all of the Conservancy’s programs.