Five Borough Farm 2009–2015

The first phase developed policy and metrics recommendations to support and grow urban agriculture in NYC in partnership with Added Value. To work towards implementation of our key policy and metrics goals, we partnered with the NYC Parks Department on a second phase of the project. Now in its third and final phase, we are working with Farming Concrete to scale up urban agriculture in NYC. 

  1. Phase I
  2. Phase II
  3. Phase III
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The Project Team

The project team includes a food policy expert, sustainable designers, a graphic designer, filmmaker, public health expert, and a photographer.

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Project Partner

Advisory Committee

John Ameroso
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Jacqui Berger
Just Food
Ray Figueroa
Friends of Brook Park
Yonette Fleming
Hattie Carthan Community Garden
Anthony Giancatarino
Center for Social Inclusion
Regina Ginyard
La Finca del Sur
Robert Jackson
Bed-Stuy Farm at the Brooklyn Rescue Mission
Aley Kent
Heifer International
Ian Marvy
Added Value
Annie Novak
Rooftop Farms
Steve Perry
John Bowne High School
Edie Stone
GreenThumb, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
David Vigil
East New York Farms
Karen Washington
New York City Community Garden Coalition / La Familia Verde

Special Thanks

Melissa Alexander
former Design Trust Intern
Jerome Chou
(former) Director of Programs, Design Trust for Public Space
Stephanie Elson
(former) Director of Programs, Design Trust for Public Space
Deborah Marton
(former) Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Leslie McBeth
(former) Development Associate, Design Trust for Public Space
Kristin Reynolds
Research Collaborator