"Glass, Concrete, and Soil:
Making Space for Urban Agriculture in a Crowded City"

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Date and Location

May 22, 2012
7 - 9:00pm

GD Cucine
227 West 17th Street
New York City

This is an exclusvie event for current Design Trust Council members only. Advance RSVP is required.

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Related Project
Five Borough Farm

Across rooftops and vacant lots, school yards and public housing projects, urban agriculture is transforming New York City.

This movement creates new opportunities for community development, local food prodcution, environmental stewardship, and public health. At the same time, it poses complex land use and policy challenges.

In advance of our Five Borough Farm publication launch in July, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy executive director Tessa Huxley moderates a conversation with three pioneering practitioners to discuss the future of urban agriculture in New York City: Ben Flanner, Ian Marvy, and Karen Washington.

"Glass, Concrete, and Soil: Making Space for Urban Agriculture in a Crowded City" is the annual event for the Design Trust Council, an exclusive circle of donors who share a passion for public space. To learn more about the Council and membership benefits, visit the Design Trust Council page. To join the Council, use our secure online donation form.

Ben Flanner
Ben Flanner is the president and head farmer of Brooklyn Grange, the largest privately-owned and operated rooftop farm in the country, with sites in Long Island City and a new 45,000 square foot space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Ian Marvy
Ian Marvy is the co-founder and executive director of Added Value and its Red Hook Community Farm. A widely recognized social justic and sustainable food advocate, Mr. Marvy is also our Five Borough Farm project partner.

Karen Washington
Karen Washington is a long-time food justice activist, president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, and Co-Founder of La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, an organization that has revitalized some of the Bronx's poorest neighborhoods through developing more than five community-operated gardens.

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