The Battery Urban Farm 40.7037° N -74.015° W

Description

The Battery Urban Farm, a project of The Battery Conservancy, is an educational farm where, since 2011, New York City’s students, residents, and visitors have learned about their role as environmental stewards, along with sustainable farming techniques and the joys of tasting new foods. In 2015 we opened our Forest Farm, an enchanted forest of primarily native plants with a focus on edible and medicinal plants.

Our programming has shifted this season in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. We are offering guided tours of The Battery Urban Farm for small groups of students in the mornings, in which visitors will be able to harvest and taste the farm produce and learn more about the cycles and organisms that make urban farming possible. If you would like to join us for a tour, please select “Fall 2020 Farm Tour” below.

We also have opportunities for environmental clubs and after-school programs to join us in the afternoons on a more regular basis through our Stewardship Lab program. If you would like to pursue this option, please fill out the Stewardship Lab interest form.

Please note that all participants in programs at The Battery will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing during their visit to the park.


Lunch Notes

The Battery lawns are open for eating lunch during your visit.

Bathroom Notes

There are public restrooms in three locations throughout The Battery, which can be viewed on this map in relationship to farm entrance.

Cancellation Policy

Info

State Street and Broadway
New York, NY 10004

212-344-3491 x118

education@thebattery.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tues
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thur
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Science, Biology, Earth's Systems, Agriculture, Sustainability, Design Thinking, City Planning, My Community, History, Native Americans, Ecosystems, Botany, Nutrition, Life Sciences, The Water Cycle, Adaptation, Animals, Conservation, Social Studies, Climate, Weather And Climate, Water Testing, Art, Colonial Times, Immigration
Activities
Field Trip, Family Programs, Internship
Grades
K 2, 3 5, 6 8, 9 12, Postsecondary, Preschool
Cost
Free
Accommodations
Bilingual Programs, Esl, Outdoor Lunch Space, Special Education Programs

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Fall 2020 Farm Tour

Come for a guided tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn more about how we grow fresh produce in the heart of downtown New York City. Students will explore the plants, creatures, and cycles that make up our local ecology, and will have a chance to taste fresh produce! Please note that group size is limited due to COVID-19 guidelines, and we ask that all visitors wear masks while on site.

Subjects Covered

science, biology, earth's systems, agriculture, sustainability

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, postsecondary
Capacity
12 stu., 1 chap. per 2 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Self-Guided: Green Space Study

What role does green space play in the urban environment? Explore The Battery and observe how people and other living things are using this green space. Learn about the benefits of green spaces to people, the environment, and our ability to protect ourselves against natural disaster. Design a new green space for your own community, and learn how to get involved in local green space. PLEASE NOTE: As this is a Self-Guided trip, you will be exploring the farm and park without the support of our staff. All lesson plan materials and worksheets will be sent to you in advance to bring with you.

Subjects Covered

conservation, social studies, sustainability, city planning, my community

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
20 stu., 1 chap. per 2 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Self-Guided: Fall at The Battery

Explore Battery Urban Farm and The Battery Perennial Gardens looking for signs of the season. Your exploration will be guided by a scavenger hunt with detailed images of different signs of the season throughout The Battery. Watch the trees change color, explore the full bounty of the vegetable farm, identify forest farm perennials at the end of their season and observe animals preparing for winter.
PLEASE NOTE: As this is a Self-Guided trip, you will be exploring the farm and park without the support of our staff. All lesson plan materials, maps, and worksheets will be sent to you in advance to bring with you.

Subjects Covered

science, ecosystems, animals, agriculture, botany

Grades
k-2, 3-5
Capacity
20 stu., 1 chap. per 2 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Self-Guided: A Walk Through History

Tour your students through the chronological history of this area of Manhattan (and even into the future!) by visiting some of the park’s landmarks and completing worksheet activities at each location. This trip engages with all areas of the park and addresses topics including the Lenape, European Exploration and Colonization, Dutch Settlement, Immigration, Climate Change, and Park Advocacy.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, immigration, native americans, social studies

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
20 stu., 1 chap. per 2 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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