Five Borough Farm is a project headed by The Design Trust for Public Space which seeks to develop strategies to support food urbanism across New York city. Working with the growers themselves, group creates “a shared framework and tools to evaluate and qunatify the many benefits of urban agriculture, and develop recommendations to the city government about what role they could play to support urban agriculture.
By drawing together planners, designers, growers, policy experts, and agronomists this project becomes more than the sum of its parts. Collaboration across provides a holistic view of what drives food urbanism. By establishing a framework to evaluate and measure the benefits of food urbanism, we can better understand how to gain the most from each garden.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Survey and map New York city’s existing urban agricultural activity; create a shared framework and tools to evaluate and quantify the many benefits of urban agriculture; and develop recommendations to city government about what role they could play to support urban agriculture.