Farm Tour: Brooklyn
Come check out our Navy Yard location of Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop farm! We'll tell you about our daily operations and farming methods, the basics of our business model, and the environmental benefits of urban ag and rooftop farming, then give you some time to explore.
This access is intended for individuals, families and groups of four or fewer. Pre-registration is required and unregistered guests will not be granted admission.
A Brooklyn Grange tour guide will meet registrants in the lobby of The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, the Brooklyn Navy Yard's public museum and exhibition center, located at the corner of Flushing Ave and Carlton Street. Upon checking everyone in, the BG tour guide will escort the group up to the farm; late arrivals will not be permitted into the Yard unattended, so please be on time. The tour will last about 30 minutes, followed by a quick visit to our farmstand for honey, hot sauce, and fresh veggies before being escorted back down through the security doors into BLDG 92. Including the travel time to and from the farm, please allow 75 to 90 minutes for this visit. The tour will be offered rain or shine, so please dress appropriately (closed-toed shoes, sunscreen even in overcast weather, layers because it is colder on the roof).
Why not make a day of it? The Brooklyn Navy Yard's BLDG 92 Museum is a great place to learn and explore. Showcasing the history and innovation of The Brooklyn Navy Yard from the Revolutionary War to the revolution in jobs and industry happening in present day NYC, the museum is free to the public and has a revolving schedule of amazing exhibitions. It is open from 12pm till 6pm on Wednesdays; hours on other days and more info are available on their website, http://bldg92.org/.
In addition to your tour of the farm, experience the "Past, Present & Future" of the Navy Yard on a guided tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. BLDG 92, housed in both the 1857 Marine Commandant's House and a LEED Platinum green building, is home to interactive exhibitions which explore contributions made at the Yard to American industry, technology, innovation and manufacturing. Once America's premier naval industrial facility, the Yard is now home to the greatest concentration of manufacturing and green businesses in NYC. Come see for yourself!
The "Past, Present & Future" guided tour is free with a suggested donation of $5 and will leave from the lobby of BLDG 92 at 12:30pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Registration is not required!
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, Navy Yard, via Bldg 92
63 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|