Lee Altman, Urban Planning Fellow
Liz Barry, Outreach Fellow
Martin Barry, Green Infrastructure Fellow
Christopher Englese, Video Fellow
Kaja Kühl, Urban Planning Fellow
Philip Silva, Outreach Fellow
Barbara Wilks, Green Infrastructure Fellow
Caroline Bauer, Production & Program Associate, Design Trust for Public Space
Rosamond Fletcher, Director of Programs, Design Trust for Public Space
Design Trust for Public Space
Part how-to guide and part reference, Five Borough Farm II: Growing the Benefits of Urban Agriculture in New York City builds on the findings from the first Five Borough Farm publication to equip farmers and gardeners, support organizations, policymakers, and funders with the tools and information to measure, maximize and expand the benefits of urban agriculture.
New York City’s community gardens and urban farms come in all shapes and sizes. Some gardens squeeze into narrow vacant lots once occupied by stately brownstones. Some farms sprawl across industrial rooftops the size of city blocks. Some grow dense with fruits and vegetables while others focus on giving neighbors a quiet open space where they can relax and get to know each other. Some defy categorization altogether, serving as performance spaces, apothecaries, outdoor art galleries, makeshift schools, and places to watch epic weekend tournaments of dominoes or backgammon.
Preface: Design Trust for Public Space
Preface: NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Growing the Benefits of Urban Agriculture
I. Understanding the Benefits
II. Maximizing the Benefits
III. Scaling the Benefits
Date: March 2014
Size: 7.75" x 11"
Print run: 1,500
Printed by: Vanguard Direct
Design by: Kiss Me I'm Polish