NYU Urban Farm Lab Teaches Important Lesson in Urban Agriculture by @Seedstock

NYU’s Urban Farm Lab is not your typical classroom, but for students at NYU’s Food Studies program, it’s where they learn one very important lesson: how to grow food in the big city. The Urban Farm Lab was the inspiration of NYU graduate student Daniel Bowman Simon who thought there should be an urban garden on campus. Unfortunately, the administration didn’t agree— at least not at first. But after five years of campaigning, Bowman Simon and members of NYU’s Food Studies Department got the administration on board, and the NYU Urban Farm Lab was born. Located at Houston and Wooster Streets, NYU’s Urban Farm Lab is New York City’s first urban agriculture project situated on a Landmarked site, designated as a historically significant location by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Because of this designation, NYU struggled to get permission to use it for the ...

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