Visit Randall's Island Learning Garden
Currently, only a handful of New York City public schools have an active school garden program. That's where the Randall's Island Learning Garden comes in.
Created in April 22, 2010 (on Earth Day) Randall's Island is the result of the combined effort of Randall's Island Park Alliance, GrowNYC and over 50 Bloomberg volunteers who helped to plant the 3,000 square foot working garden made up of vegetable beds filled with kale, peppers, tomatoes, artichoke, "cheddar" cauliflower, eggplant, edible nasturtium, leek, burgundy string beans, strawberry patch, blueberry bushes, and raspberries. Children not only grow vegetables here, they also harvest and learn to cook them too.
Randall's Island Learning Garden is a place where schools that may not have a garden can come by and get their hands dirty, exercise, learn about healthy eating, and connect with the natural world at the same time!
With convenient restrooms nearby, picnic area and playground right next to each other Randall's Island is great choice for an enriching and very affordable school field trip. Interested schools can fill out a trip request form here.