25 Sep '12, 3pm

A road map for urban agriculture in NYC

A road map for urban agriculture in NYC

Although there are 700 urban farms and gardens spread throughout New York City’s five boroughs, urban farming there still feels ad-hoc, somewhat tacked-on in many places. The gains have been slow and future progress isn’t guaranteed. To boost the long-term prospects of urban farming in the U.S.’s biggest city, the Design Trust for Public Space and its partner, the Red Hook-based nonprofit Added Value , just launched a new report some three years in the making called “Five Borough Farm: Seeding the Future of Urban Agriculture ,” along with a companion website . The project seeks to create a comprehensive “road map” with the goal of helping stakeholders — policymakers, community groups, farmers, and designers — “understand and weigh the benefits” of urban agriculture, while making a compelling case for significantly ramping up local government support for this growing field....

Full article: http://grist.org/food/a-roadmap-for-urban-agriculture-in-...

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