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.
The Battery lawns are open for eating lunch during your visit.
There are public restrooms in three locations throughout The Battery, which can be viewed on this map in relationship to farm entrance.