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Download the Five Borough Farm garden data collection toolkit here. To enter your garden or farm’s data, sign in to Barn.

Launched in 2009, Farming Concrete is an open, community-based research project started by gardeners to measure how much food is grown in New York City’s community gardens and school gardens. In collaboration with Design Trust for Public Space on their Five Borough Farm project, we are expanding the online data collection tool (Barn) to include over a dozen new metrics, including skills shared in the garden, moods changed in the garden, and four different ways to measure compost. By the end of 2014, we will release a public data portal for accessing this new dataset (Mill). Stay tuned!

If you are a gardener or farmer in New York City:

Come to an upcoming workshop! D Rooney and Sheryll Durrant will be walking through how you can use the new Toolkit in your garden.

RSVP to 5BFoutreach (at) farmingconcrete.org. Share with your networks.

Saturday February 28 – 1pm-3pm
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Courtesy of Gil Lopez of BBG and Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Thursday March 5 – 6pm-8pm CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Kelly Street Garden Office
924 Kelly Street
Bronx, NY 10459

Sunday March 8 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
The Lab @ Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Thursday March 12 - 6pm-8pm
Just Food Office
1133 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 1515
New York, NY  10036
This workshop will be for technical assistance providers

Thursday March 19 – 6pm-8pm NEW
Kelly Street Garden Office
928 Kelly Street
Bronx, NY 10459

Monday March 23rd – 6-8pm
Citizens Committee for New York City
Please RSVP for the address

Friday March 27 – 6pm-8pm
The Doe Fund
2960 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10039

Saturday 3/14 - Making Brooklyn Bloom: We have a table in the Palm Room all day, and we are also conducting a “Lunch Session” workshop – 1hr
Saturday 3/21 - Grow Together: A 90min workshop in the afternoon slot - 2:15-3:30



If you are a gardener or farmer outside New York City:

Download the toolkit and use Barn for free! If you are interested in implementing a city-wide program, we are available for consulting.

Contact: Mara Gittleman
mara (at) farmingconcrete (dot) org


Farming Concrete is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, Inc. as part of their Citizen Action Program. OSI is a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributionsshould be made payable to “Open Space Institute, Inc. / Farming Concrete” and are tax deductable to the extent permitted by law.