Open Weekends
12-4PM
Urban Farm - Urban Farm

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. Earth Mat­ter Youth and adult com­post trainee and ZWI intern­ship appli­ca­tions still open through May 192024.

Getting to Urban Farm
20 Minutes from Soissons Landing 15 Minutes from Yankee Pier
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Open Weekends
Sunday
12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Urban Farm - Urban Farm