7. The Only Public Urban Farm in Lower Manhattan is in The Battery
It all began in 2011 when the Millenium High School Environmental Club asked if they could plant a vegetable garden in The Battery. The project has grown to include eight schools with over 650 students. There are now 80 organic vegetable plots and it is the only public urban farm in lower Manhattan.
The Urban Farm at The Battery is used as an outdoor classroom, but the program also has workshops and volunteer opportunities open to the public. Produce grown on in the Battery Urban Farm is donated to participating school cafeterias, and during the Summer months the food is donated to local community partners. You can follow the Battery Urban Farm on Facebook.