NYC: Five Borough Farm [Click to watch video]
The 2012 book Five Borough Farm: Seeding the Future of Urban Agriculture in New York City reports that urban agriculture is booming in New York City, with more than 700 food-producing urban farms and gardens citywide.
Five Borough Farm provides the most comprehensive picture of the city's urban agriculture activity to date, offering a roadmap to support and expand this movement city and nationwide. Five Borough Farm Phase II is a project of the Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, to strengthen and expand urban agriculture in New York City. The second installment of the Five Borough Farm video series features famers + city officials discussing the two most pressing needs for urban agriculture in NYC: land availability and access to high-quality soil and compost.
Urban agriculture involves many different types of food-producing spaces, stakeholders, resources, and policies, and it contributes to many benefits. The 4 types of urban agriculture are: Intitutional Farms & Gardens, Commercial Farms, Community Gardens, and Community Farms.