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Bathgate Urban Food Industry Center – Bronx, NY


The Bathgate Urban Food Industry Center is a business whose primary objective is to leverage through sustainable redevelopment and green building, the urban industrial site as a resource to:

1. Grow healthy food, primarily produce, in proximity to a large urban population that is presently underserved.
2. Grow food economically and sustainably.
3. Distribute food products to the neighborhood at a lower cost by eliminating the high embedded cost of transportation and spoilage from long distance supply sources.
4. Utilize available technologies for on-site electrical power generation (OSG) to provide low cost green power to the food production, wholesale food and retail grocery tenants.
5. Provide on-site parking and a farmers market to make BUFIC a destination food resource for the surrounding community.

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December 1, 2010   Comments Off

Farm City Festival – A Celebration of Urban Agriculture – Brooklyn, NY

Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Grange

Farm City Festival

Over three weekends, Farm City celebrates Urban Agriculture and explores the possibilities of a new agrarian future within the current urban reality. Components include:

Farm City Fair 9/12/10
Farm City Film 9/12 +14/10
Farm City Tour 9/18 + 19/10
Farm City Forum 9/25/10

These events spotlight the work of artists, farmers, activists, planners, architects, chefs, and foodies, all devoting themselves to feeding the city both culturally and agriculturally. Farm City is co-curated with Lili Chopra, FIAF, and Simon Dove, University of Arizona.

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August 12, 2010   Comments Off

Terrefarm – Productive Urban Laboratory and Design/Grow Workshop in Brooklyn, NY

Terreform, a nonprofit architecture collective transforms the rooftop of a building in downtown Brooklyn into a shelter and farm for urban refugees- people displaced by the mortgage crisis. Their two-week project, called Terrefarm, used only materials found in the building, and involved students and teachers from around the world.

TerreFarm 2010

TerreFarm Lab runs from:
July 12th – 30th, 2010

Summer Lab for students, architects, scientists, artists, and individuals of all backgrounds to explore the larger framework of urban agriculture and its effects on the architecture and urban design of NYC.

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April 14, 2010   Comments Off