Five Borough Farm Project
The Five Borough Farm has launched the first phase in what will be the nation’s first citywide plan for urban agriculture. Building off of efforts of the Brooklyn-based non-profit Added Value, the Five Borough Farm combines resources with the city of New York to reach its projected goal.
Nevin Cohen, an urban food policy expert, and Rupal Sanghvi, a public health evaluation expert have joined the initiative that works with existing urban agricultural activity to develop additional farming projects.
The social, public health, economic, youth empowerment and ecological effects are calculated, as the group works to inventory city-owned land to determine availability for agriculture. Community groups and nonprofits are also factored into the 16-month long project.