Storytime at the Battery Urban Farm introduces young ones to farming

Experience The Battery as a family in Storytime at Battery Urban Farm, now through Aug. 17.

Drawing inspiration from books such as “The Carrot Seed” and “The Grouchy Ladybug,” children will have their first introduction to urban farming with activities like planting seeds, touching the soil, crafting, or tasting new and delicious herbs and vegetables.

Stories are geared towards children ages 5–8, but accessible for children 3 and older, so bring the whole family!

Titles in August include “Tidy” by Emily Gravett, “Farmer Duck” by Martin Waddell, “Rainbow Crow” by Nancy Van Laan, “The Honeybee Man” by Lela Nargi, “The Snail and the Whale” by Julia Donaldson, and “Just A Dream” by Chris Van Allsburg.

Storytime Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am through Aug. 17. Free.

Battery Urban Farm [Broadway and State Street in the Financial District, (212) 344–3491; www.nycgovparks.org].