NYC has many great urban farms, including the 21,000 square foot GrowNYC Teaching Garden on Governor’s Island. The Battery Urban Farm, located on 25 acres on Battery Island, grows over 100 different crops and donates them to food pantries and schools. The Riverpark Garden provides produce to its namesake restaurant. La Finca del Sur, a farming cooperative founded by a group of black and Latina women, made a parcel of abandoned land in the South Bronx bloom, and also gave rose to the South Bronx Farmers Market.
- The thoughts of urban farming in New York city brings up to many people a picture of a bearded Brooklynite picking kale and drinking beer.
- It is notable that every borough in the district plays host to at least one urban farm and that trend is what the authors have mapped.
- There is a partnership between Governors Island and GrowNYC on the 21,000 square foot urban garden pictured in the blog to grow vegetables from recycled materials.
“At the tip of Manhattan, one acre in the 25-acre Battery Park is dedicated to growing more than 100 types of vegetables. All of the food is harvest by NYC students, and donated to school cafeterias and food pantries, and resident turkey Zelda keeps everyone in line.”