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NYC City Council Plans to Boost Food Security And Cut Food Waste

The New York City Council plans to boost food security in America’s most populated city—more than 1 million New Yorkers currently go hungry or lack access to healthy, nutritious food. With this new plan, Council speaker Corey Johnson plans to improve food policy, nutrition in schools, and make fresh produce widely available.

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What Would Make Urban Agriculture in New York City More Equitable?

Last year, City Council Member Rafael Espinal introduced a bill that would have set up a comprehensive plan, calling for in-depth analysis of potential spaces, zoning laws, and building codes, as well as the expansion of the availability of healthy food in low-income neighborhoods. The law the council ended up passing, however, was barely a shadow of the original proposal. It required the city simply to create an “urban agriculture website.”

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Brooklyn Grange Announces its Third Commercial Rooftop Farm in Staten Island

 The Nicotra Group has entered into a partnership with Brooklyn Grange to manage a 40,000-square-foot organic rooftop farm at Corporate Commons Three, which is being built in Bloomfield.Brooklyn Grange -- a leader in rooftop farming -- will design and operate the farm, which will sit atop an eight-story office building being constructed on an 8.5-acre site inside The Teleport.

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THE POLITICS OF NYC’S URBAN FARMING: THE CITY NOTICES URBAN AGRICULTURE

On December 11th, 2017, the New York City Council unanimously passed the city’s first-ever urban agriculture policy bill - Int. No. 1661-A. The bill calls for a digital network that would collect information about urban agriculture across the five boroughs through a website. The goal of the bill is to create a comprehensive database of existing urban agriculture organizations and businesses and provide guidance to those who are interested in becoming involved in urban farming. 

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BROOKLYN IS INVESTING MILLIONS INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART URBAN AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams provided his plan for over $7 million in his capital budget investment for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) to add seven new schools to his “Growing Brooklyn’s Future” initiative, which has brought cutting-edge technology to cultivate urban farming education in classrooms across the borough. 

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How Brooklyn Is Working Toward a Comprehensive Urban Agriculture Plan

A new piece of legislation in the City Council aims to transform the ad hoc nature of rooftop farms, schoolyard plots and community gardens into a comprehensive urban agriculture plan for the city. 

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Urban Ag Matters in NYC

Did you know that New York City is developing a new comprehensive urban agriculture plan? 🌱 Show your support for urban agriculture in NYC by telling City Council that #UrbanAgMatters! Share this flyer and use the hashtag. 👉🏽 Visit www.agtech-x.com/1661 today to learn what else you can do to help make it easier for new and existing urban farms to get established and grow. 🗣 Speak up for the way you want urban agriculture to develop in NYC by attending the public hearing on October 26th.

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