Battery Urban Farm

The Battery Urban Farm is open to the public between April and November when staff are present for programs.  Typical open hours are Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm.  Weather and staff schedules may shift these times from week to week.

Inspiring millions to plant edible gardens

The Battery Urban Farm is an educational farm where New York City’s students, residents, and visitors experience sustainable farming, enjoy tasting organic fresh foods, and learn environmental stewardship. The farm was developed in 2011 by The Battery Conservancy in response to a request for a vegetable garden by eight students from neighboring Millennium High School. From those eight students, we now engage over 5000 students from over 100 schools and community volunteers who annually grow thousands of pounds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, grains, and flowers.

The goals of The Battery Urban Farm are to:

  • Foster environmental stewardship through engaging, hands-on experiences
  • Empower New York City residents to support their community’s health and wellness
  • Educate and train the public to create and sustain gardens
  • Model organic food production and ecological design to the millions of annual park visitors

See below for more information about the farm and its programs.

Empowering Youth

Farm Education

We offer educational opportunities for schools groups, families, and individuals on the farm.  Visit our Education Programs page to review opportunities and to sign up.


The Battery Urban Farm depends on the support of many dedicated volunteers.  Visit the Volunteer page for more information on opportunities.

Produce Distribution

Produce grown at The Battery Urban Farm is either used during our educational programs or donated to partner organizations devoted to hunger relief.  Our primary donation partner is Coalition for the Homeless.

Creation and Construction

Learn more about the creation of The Battery Urban Farm here.

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 appreciates our generous donors for their support.

More Destinations

The Battery Bikeway

Running along the perimeter of the park amid The Battery’s gardens, it connects the Hudson River Park Bikeway to the East River Esplanade. It is the crucial link in the 31-mile loop that encircles Manhattan.

Learn More


Castle Clinton and twenty other monuments celebrate the rich history of New York and the nation. The centerpiece of the Conservancy’s revitalization efforts, The Castle has played dynamic roles through its 200-year lifetime.

Learn More

The Battery Oval

Where New York gathers. This grand oval offers two acres of lawn and 300 comfortable moveable chairs.

Learn More

Stay in Touch

Receive news about upcoming events, stories, and more.