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. Many thanks go to the contributors on this video, listed below in order of appearance:
Nevin Cohen, Design Trust Policy Fellow
Ray Figueroa, Director of Social-Ecological Community Development Projects, Friends of Brook Park, Bronx
Ian Marvy, Executive Director, Added Value, Brooklyn
Beatriz de La Torre, Assistant Commissioner - Planning, Green and Marketing from NYC Department of Housing, Preservation and Development
Ben Flanner, Head Farmer / President, Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn
Emily Rubenstein, Assistant Commissioner of Recycling & Sustainability from NYC Department of Sanitation
Debra Sheintoch, Program Manager, NYC Compost Project
Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling, NYC Department of Sanitation
Major support for Five Borough Farm is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Merck Family Fund and the David Rockefeller Fund.