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