Earth Matter NY's Compost Learning Center

Available Hours

Sundays 12-4PM

Earth Matter NY’s Compost Learning Center on Governors Island showcases numerous methods for making compost and caring for upwards of 60 animals (50,000 if you count worms and bees!). 28,000 lbs of food scraps from Governors Island and NYC community members each month, much of which goes back into the soil of the Island’s park spaces! The Compost Learning Center is a place where you can learn about composting, dig your hands in the earth, and help us ensure that there is “no waste wasted” on Governors Island.

The Center is located at Governors Island’s Urban Farm, right near the Oval by the entrance to the Hills, and is open to the public Sunday from 12PM-4PM during the season with special activities at 2:30PM. Visit between 12PM-1PM to meet our resident goats and chickens!

Visit for a full calendar of events and volunteer opportunities.

Getting There
20 Minutes from Soissons Landing 15 Minutes from Yankee Pier
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier