Featured Farmer: Feedback Farms
“Feedback farms formed in 2011 around the idea of making temporary farms on vacant Brooklyn lots. Right now in NYC, there are an abundance of stalled construction projects – the economic crisis of 2008 left many developers unable to get financing to break ground or unable to complete construction projects in the five boroughs. While construction is pending or stalled, lots often become impromptu trash dumps and rat warrens. This is where Feedback Farms comes in. We take over lots at the behest of private landowners and public agencies, maintain the lots, keep them clean, shovel the sidewalk and we use them to grow vegetables.”
“Feedback Farms seeks to grow and maintain a profitable network of small scale farming operations by developing systems and appropriate technology to overcome challenges of land tenancy, scale and labor in the city. Feedback Farms promotes environmental and economic sustainability within the organization as well as in the broader community via community engagement and education.”
Visit them at 348 Bergen Street!