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NYC 'Teaching Garden' Gives Kids Farm Life Without Leaving The City

By Nicole Caldwell

To see a real farm in action, you don’t have to worry about getting out of the city anymore.   

That’s thanks to GrowNYC’s Governors Island Teaching Garden, a 21,000-square-foot urban farm in the middle of the Big Apple where students can take free field trips to learn how to plant, grow, harvest and prepare organically grown produce and herbs.

Small-scale farming in the city that has the most of everything. 

The half-acre Teaching Garden has more than 20 vegetable beds derived from recycled plastic lumber, outdoor kitchen, solar oven, aquaponics system inside an old shipping container, high-tunnel greenhouse, fruit orchard, rainwater harvesting systems, rain garden, and a half-acre, small-scale farm now in its fourth season.