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Farm City Tour
Saturday & Sunday,
September 18 & 19, 2010
10am & 2pm

10am Morning Route
BK Farmyards, East NY Farms!, Bed Stuy Farm,
and Old Stone House

2pm Afternoon Route
Secret Garden Farm, Eagle St. Rooftop Farm,
Red Hook Community Farm, and Old Stone House

   
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Part of the series Farm City: Where Are You Growing?

Explore bold agricultural projects in contemporary Brooklyn through this special tour, offering a view of current practices in urban farming, ranging from beekeeping and composting to caring for laying hens, and rainwater harvesting. A 28-seat bus running on compressed natural gas (CNG), the cleanest fuel available, will shuttle guests to each site. The Tour will conclude at Old Stone House in Brooklyn, one of the last surviving structures from the borough’s impressive agricultural past. There, guests will view a display of provocative, small-scale urban farming projects, and enjoy foods made by Communal Table with ingredients from the farms.

Farms include:

Red Hook Community Farm (A project of Added Value) features the largest and most varied compost operation in Brooklyn. Beekeeping. Chicken keeping. Youth farmers on its 3-acre site grow 12 tons of produce each year for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and weekly Farmer’s Market.

Bed Stuy Farm supplies fresh produce to adjacent food pantry, serving 1,000 people per week.

BK Farmyards, a scattered site farming enterprise, features Egg CSA at Imani Gardens and an innovative chicken coop design.

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm features a beehive, a chicken coop, raised beds, special light soil mix, CSA, restaurant supply, youth programs, cooking classes, compost from restaurants and a pickle plant.

East New York Farms! engages youth and community farmers in composting, rainwater harvest system, culturally-appropriate planting and running a Farmer's Market.

Secret Garden Farm has a unique mushroom farm, an extensive compost facility, teaching programs and hosts the Bushwick Farmers Market.

Artists Include:

Communal Table–brings art, ideas, activism and food right to the table. nycommunaltable.blogspot.com

Ian Cheney & Curt EllisTruck Farm is a Wicked Delicate film and food project: a mobile community farm, a documentary about urban agriculture and a public art and education project–from the team that created the acclaimed documentary King Corn.

Bryony Romer–“nanofarming” demonstration projects, including miniature container farms and associated interpretive materials, serve to underscore nanofarming's real potential to grow food while transforming public awareness of urban space

Hernani Dias–Re:Farming the City builds bridges between software and hardware to link urban farmers through special technology highlighting local gastronomy, and concluding in a transformative meal that forges new communities.

Brooklyn Utopias–Guests may visit the related exhibition opening Thursday, September 16 in the Second Floor Gallery of Old Stone House investigating utopian agrarian visions for the Borough of Kings, featuring artists WORK.AC (New Ark), Mary Mattingly (Waterpod), Eric Sanderson (Mannahatta), Hugh Hayden, Kim Holleman, and several others.

 

Ticket Price
FIAF Members $35
Non-Members $45

Bus Pick-up Point
Brooklyn Academy of Music's Peter Jay Sharp Building Entrance,
30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn NY 11217

Subway
G to Fulton St.
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.
B, Q to Atlantic Av.

 

A Three Weekend Series!
Farm City: Where Are You Growing?
A Celebration of Urban Agriculture

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, Farm City Film, Farm City Tour, and Farm City Forum, spotlighting 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 Derek Denckla, editor of thegreenest.net and founder of FarmCity.US.

 

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Farm City Fair
Sept 12

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Farm City Films
Sept 12 & 14

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Farm City Forum
Sept 25

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Farm City is supported in part by Nespresso.

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