City Growers offers educational programs geared towards NYC youth in grades preK-12.
Tours and workshops for adults are coordinated and conducted by the Brooklyn Grange staff. For information about tours and workshops for adults and college students, email info[at]brooklyngrangefarm.com.
City Growers offers workshops (field trips) and farm intensives (multi-workshop programs) at Brooklyn Grange’s two rooftop farms.
City Growers offers a variety of 90-minute field trip workshops that can be scheduled singularly or strung together for a whole day of growing and learning on the farm. For classes looking to visit the farm multiple times, City Growers offers farm intensives: once-weekly 90-minute workshops over 4 weeks that allow students to explore the farm in greater depth.
To view our workshop and farm intensive offerings, check out Our Programs.
All of our programs take place on Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms. There are two farm locations.
The Queens farm is located in Long Island City at 37-18 Northern Boulevard, atop the Standard Motor Products building. The Brooklyn farm is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, near the Clinton Hill neighborhood. At both farms, a City Growers staff member will meet your group outside and escort your group through security. Please refer to the question “How do I get to the farm in Queens / Brooklyn?” for details on meeting spots and transportation to the farms.
Yes. Please read through our program offerings and indicate which program aligns most closely with the program you’d like to customize. In the comments box of your scheduling form, please indicate that you’d like to customize the program. Our staff will review your request and be in touch shortly.
City Growers accepts payment by check, credit card, or DOE purchase order. Our DOE vendor ID number is CIT149344. We do not accept payment in cash. Checks should be made out to “City Growers” and sent to: 63 Flushing Ave, Unit 116 Brooklyn, NY 11205. Please write your invoice number on the check.
City Growers requires at least 2 weeks notice to cancel a workshop without penalty. Cancellations made within 2 weeks of a scheduled workshop require a cancellation fee of 30% of the total cost.
The Queens farm is easily accessible by subway, located one block away from the R and M trains at 36th St., and a half mile from the N and Q trains at 39th Ave. The address of the Queens farm location is:
Please meet your educator at the corner of Northern Blvd and 37th St (Standard Ln). Your educator will meet you in front of the door just slightly in from this corner, at the building at 37-18 Northern Blvd.
This entry point is locked and your educator will arrive to pick up your group at the time of your scheduled workshop. Should you arrive early, your group will have to wait on the sidewalk, as the building is an office building and will not make accommodations on the ground floor for school groups.
The Brooklyn farm is not easily accessible by subway. We strongly suggest that schools booking farm visits to this location rent a school bus. The closest subway is the Clinton/Washington G station, which is a 20+ minute walk to the farm. The Brooklyn Navy Yard is not accessible to the public. Do not enter without City Growers staff.
All groups should meet City Growers staff in front of Building 92 Visitor Center, located at the intersection of Carlton Ave and Flushing Ave.
4-5 chaperones are required for elementary school-aged groups (including teachers.) 3-4 chaperones are required for middle and high school-aged groups. Please do not exceed these numbers! Interested parents can always bring the whole family to City Growers’ Family Farm Days.
Remind your group to dress appropriately! Closed-toe shoes and hats for sun protection are recommended no matter what time of year your visit takes place. It’s helpful to check the weather a day in advance and share the forecast with visiting students. Up on the roof, we’re very much exposed to the elements, be them rain, wind, or sun. Depending on the day, sun block, rain coats/boots, or an extra layer for warmth can be the difference between a fantastic visit and a just-okay one.
If you registered your group for a farm intensive, you will receive a waiver attached to your confirmation email. Please bring the signed waivers with you on the date of your first visit. Hats, sunscreen, and water bottles are highly recommended, especially during the summer. If your group hasn’t paid prior to your visit, please bring payment at this time.
City Growers programming happens in all kinds of weather except for thunderstorms, very heavy rain, or hail. While we are completely comfortable in light-to-medium rain and scattered showers, if you feel that your particular group will not fare well in wet weather, it is up to you to cancel your visit at least 2 hours in advance of your workshop. Otherwise, we’ll see you *up* on the farm in rain gear!
Please note that the threat of rain will prohibit use of the observation hive in the Honeybee Education workshop. All other Honeybee Education activities can be done in light rain.