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Saturday, April 28, 2012 – Saturday, April 28, 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm
An exhibition of photographs by Rob Stephenson, a 2011 Photo Urbanism Fellow at The Design Trust.
In 1917 the Mayor ’s Committee on Food Gardens issued a report documenting the creation of nearly 12,000 gardens and 1,120 acres of large plots dedicated to growing vegetables in New York City. Nearly one hundred years later, many New Yorkers have no access to fresh produce and those that do often eat food that has traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles. Economic, social and environmental concerns have fueled a revival of urban agricultural in the city.
This work is an effort to create a comprehensive visual document of the different approaches to implementing a sustainable food system in New York City. This ongoing project will look at all forms of urban agriculture including community gardens, rooftop farms, greenhouses and aquaculture.
The opening will occur on April 28, 2012 at 6pm and the exhibit will remain in the Storefront for Urban Innovation until May 31, 2012.
The Storefront for Urban Innovation
2816 W. Girard Ave