To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governors Island’s 2020 public opening has been delayed. Learn more about our COVID-19 response.

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.

Find out more here.

Getting to
20 Minutes from Soissons Landing 15 Minutes from Yankee Pier
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Saturday 12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm — 4:00 pm