Healthy Living

Urban garden plot

Whether it’s at a two acre urban farm on the grounds of a NYCHA development, a school garden, or a community garden plot, New Yorkers clearly love to grow food. Urban agriculture projects can be a great way to build community and provide opportunities for learning about and tasting fresh, healthy foods. And growing your own food is also environmentally friendly: home grown fruits and vegetables do not require the packaging, storage, and transportation that store bought items do.

About Urban Agriculture

Agriculture has deep roots in New York City, and a wide range of agricultural uses continue to make the city a more sustainable, livable, and equitable place. NYC Urban Agriculture is a portal created by the Department of City Planning, NYC Parks, and the Department of Small Business Services to inform businesses, property owners, and the public at large about agriculture in New York City. Agricultural uses include personal gardening, community gardening, commercial farming, indoor farming such as hydroponics and aquaponics, rooftop greenhouses, and more. The website serves as a resource to learn about initiatives and programs related to gardening and agriculture, as well as rules and regulations that pertain to agriculture.