This Design Firm Is Bringing Urban Community Farming To NYC

Working with Added Value, Green City Force, and NYCHA, architectural design firm Thread Collective developed a plan and framework for the first community farm on public housing property in New York City.

Existing informal pedestrian paths and a north/south orientation were optimal for growing intersects to create a dynamic pattern of planters and gathering spaces. Level planter tops accentuate the existing topography, while trees and benches punctuate the pattern. In addition to producing fresh vegetables, the farm serves as a site of education, job training, and community engagement.

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