The second in a three-part lecture series on urban agriculture, this program will focus on the on-the-ground logistics of urban farming, including issues of land use, design, format, scale, community relationships, water management, composting and waste.
In our first panel we asked, “Why now?” In our second, we explore the “how?” of designing and establishing a farm in a city, especially in New York:
- What are successful models for urban farms? How do they help their communities at multiple levels through farming?
- How can farming play a role in climate mitigation?
- How do urban farms fit into the multiple scales of urban ecological systems?
- What design strategies can we use to integrate urban farming into building rooftops, greenhouses, and neighborhoods?
Raymond Figueroa, Jr., President, NYC Community Garden Coalition; Director, Brook Park Youth Farm; Visiting Instructor, Pratt Institute
Christine Hutchinson, Educator; Executive Director & Chair, Our Core
Fred Wolf, Founder, Nature Based
Gita Nandan, RA, LEED AP, Principal, Thread Collective