New York City boasts more than 1000 farms and gardens across approximately 50 acres of reclaimed vacant lots, rooftops, schoolyards, and public housing grounds. Surprisingly, our densely populated metropolis is a national leader in the growing urban agriculture movement. Building on F"ive Borough Farm: Seeding the Future of Urban Agriculture in New York City," a new study by the Design Trust for Public Space, this discussion will explore urban agriculture through the lens of design, public space, and the built environment. A diverse panel of designers, landscape architects, and community leaders will showcase different models of urban agriculture, highlighting sustainable design practices, community engagement strategies, and innovative ways to transform underutilized sites into productive landscapes.
Moderated by Susan Chin, FAIA.
• Pat Kirshner, Battery Conservancy
• Elliott Maltby, thread collective
• Toby Tiktinsky, Bright Farms
• Michael Wadman, Phipps Houses
• Lee Weintraub, Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture
• Colin Cathcart, Kiss + Cathcart Architects
Co-sponsored by the Design Trust for Public Space and the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. For more information visit cfa.aiany.org.