Events We Love: Classes at The Governors Island Teaching Garden
The Governors Island Teaching Garden is a 21,000 square foot urban farm that aims to engage, excite, and educate its visitors in all aspects of urban farming in New York City and beyond.
GrowNYC, the garden’s sponsoring affiliate, offers field trips at the Teaching Garden to NYC students and summer camp participants, “giving kids the opportunity to plant, water, harvest, and cook the garden’s wide array of vegetables, herbs, and fruits.”
In addition to scheduled school visits, the garden is open to the public on weekends during the larger Governors Island open season, which is May 28th to September 25th, 2016. (Those of you interested in similar programming outside of this season should consider visiting nearby Randall’s Island, which you can read about here.) According to the website, GrowNYC’s weekend public programming “includes tours, garden and nutrition related workshops, and more”.
“Governors Island Teaching Garden features over 20 vegetable beds made from recycled plastic lumber, a 1/2 acre small-scale farm, an outdoor kitchen, a large solar oven, a high tunnel greenhouse, fruit trees, a gourd tunnel, several rainwater harvesting systems, a rain garden, and much, much more”.
For more information on the Governors Island Teaching Garden, visit their GrowNYC website.