Urban Agriculture: East New York: Land Transfers

Urban Agriculture: East New York is a documentary video in five chapters that explains how East New York’s urban agriculture movement evolved. Each chapter is dedicated to one piece of a complicated process: a portrait of a veteran local farmer in her garden; a trip to the East New York farmer’s market; a look at asset mapping analysis by the Pratt Center; land transfers from HPD to Green Thumb; and the investment in the neighborhood’s youth made by agricultural organizers and experts.

In this piece, Holly Leicht, Deputy Commissioner of Development at HPD, explains the recent history of the city’s involvement in East New York and how strategic site disposition enabled the homegrown urban agriculture movement to flourish.

The views expressed here are those of the authors only and do not reflect the position of The Architectural League of New York.


Nick September 15, 2009

I’m a film programmer hosting a screening of a recent documentary called THE GARDEN. It is happening this Friday in Brooklyn. I would LOVE to be able to show some of this documentary… EXACTLY what our movie is about. Please be in touch asap if we can get a copy or have permission to show it. Anyone from your org, or anyone who shot this “urban agriculture” material want to come and talk about it?
Hope to hear back from you.
Nice work! keep it up…
-Nick Shimkin, kingscountycinemasociety.org