This is the first of a two-part video about one of the most innovative urban agriculture projects in the United States. Brick City Urban Farms (prior posts) is located in Newark, New Jersey. The video features co-founders John Taylor and Lorraine Gibbons along with Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
There are many unique aspects of this project. The most significant is the use of portable EarthBoxes (prior posts) on land with a temporary use agreement. This approach could be used in every city in America. Sub-irrigated planters will produce more food per square foot than any other method while saving precious water and time. This is a demonstrable and provable opinion.
When and if the time comes to relocate the farm it will be a relatively simple matter to load the boxes on a truck and move them to a new location.
The Center for Urban Greenscaping (CuGreen) will do everything within its power to get projects like this started here in New York. It is an idea whose time has come and a major CuGreen business priority.
It you are interested in starting a project similar to Brick City Urban Farms (blog) here in New York City, no matter the size, please contact me.
urbangreenscaper [AT] gmail.com