Earth Matter NY's Compost Learning Center & Soil Start Farm
Closed for the season.
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.
Getting to Urban Farm
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.