"Glass, Concrete, and Soil: Making Space for Urban Agriculture in a Crowded City," the sixth Design Trust Council Annual Event, will feature NYC's urban agriculture experts on the future of the movement. See the event recap.
In advance our Five Borough Farm book launch, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy executive director Tessa Huxley will moderate a conversation with three pioneering practitioners to discuss the future of urban agriculture in New York City:
- Ben Flanner is the president and head farmer of Brooklyn Grange, the largest privately-owned and operated rooftop farm in the country, with sites in Long Island City and a new 45,000 square foot space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- Ian Marvy is the co-founder and executive director of Added Value and its Red Hook Community Farm. A widely recognized social justice and sustainable food advocate, Mr. Marvy is also the partner for our Five Borough Farm project.
- Karen Washington is a long-time food justice activist, president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, and Co-Founder of La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, an organization that has revitalized some of the Bronx's poorest neighborhoods through developing more than five community-operated gardens.