Battery Urban Farm

The Battery Urban Farm is open to the public between April and October during program hours.  Typical open hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9am – 5pm.

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.

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Empowering Youth

Field Trips

We offer field trips and other educational programs on the farm from April through October.  Please visit our Education Programs page for more information and to sign up.

Registration for spring field trips opens in February, for summer trips opens in May, and for fall trips opens in August.

Produce Distribution

Produce from The Battery Urban Farm is donated to PS 276 and PS 234 through Grow to Learn NYC, to The Coalition for the Homeless, and to Drive Change. 

Schools who participate in our School Plots program take home the produce, flowers, and plants they grow in their plots.

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.

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