Farming Concrete

Farming Concrete is a research endeavor that seeks to quantify community gardens in New York City. By measuring the area of the land being farmed, the amount of food being grown, and a economic value of that food, they begin to make the case that urban agriculture is a critical part of contemporary urban environments.

Determining the value of community gardens in terms of food and economic generation provides a good indication of the scale of these projects as a whole. The website features an interactive map which allows users to locate a community garden and explore statistics for that garden. This information is highly searchable, allowing users to create maps by neighborhood and type of produce grown.

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