! Alert

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Earth Matter NY’s Compost Learning Center & Soil Start Farm

Saturdays, Sundays

Earth Matter will be closed Saturday 7/20 and Sunday 7/21.

Get your hands dirty at the Compost Learning Center! This facility processes over 60,000lbs of food scraps into compost each month, much of which is used here on Governors Island. Visitors can learn about composting and might even meet some goats and chickens.

Urban composting has dual purposes: diverting organic waste from the landfill and amending existing soil. The Soil Start Farm demonstrates how gardeners can use readily-available materials to create compost to grow plants in urban soil conditions.

The Lavender Field Project on Governors Island is a healing space for the community, the bees, and the earth. Join Earth Matter NY Sundays at 2:30pm from May 13 – August 5 for special activities that promote creativity, reflection, and relaxation at the Lavender Field.

Find out more here.


Open
Saturdays 12pm-4pm
Sundays 12pm-4pm

Getting there
20 Minutes from Soissons Landing 15 Minutes from Yankee Pier
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Open
Saturdays 12pm-4pm
Sundays 12pm-4pm