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Please review our health & safety protocols prior to your visit by clicking here.

Please review our health & safety protocols prior to your visit by clicking here.

Hours
Saturday 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Hours
Urban Farm
Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm in the Urban Farm

Get your hands dirty at the Compost Learning Center! This facility processes all of the food scraps and landscape debris generated on Governors Island, and some Manhattan residential collections. Much of this compost is used here on Governors Island. Visitors can learn about composting and might even meet some chickens.

Urban composting has dual purposes: diverting organic waste from the landfill and amending existing soil. The Soil Start Farm demonstrates how gardeners can use readily available materials to create compost to grow plants in urban soil conditions.

Click here to sign up to volunteer with Earth Matter on Governors Island!

Urban Farm
Hours
Saturday
12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM — 4:00 PM