been eyeing the book since last summer… and finally i am having my own copy! ( for locally-made fans, the book is printed on recycled paper and bound in USA)
the project began in 2009 as a call for submission to improve public space in new york city. design trust for public space has conducted in partnership with red hook-based added value to address the urban agriculture across the city. all the photos in this book are by rob stephenson, who was awarded the photo urbanism fellowship, has documented over 100 farms and gardens from june 2011 to july 2012.
from the design trust for public space : ” Five Borough Farm offers a roadmap to farmers and gardeners, City officials and stakeholders to understand and weigh the benefits of urban agriculture, and makes a compelling case for increasing resources—from soil and compost to growing space to funding—to grow urban agriculture throughout the five boroughs of New York City.”
the other reason that keeps me wanting to own this book, is the info-graphic and illustration designed by graphic design fellow agnieszka gasparska, founder of new york-based creative studio kiss me i’m poish. their clean and minimal graphic approach results a effective visual communication throughout the book.
if you’re interested in knowing more about the project, check out the executive summary on their campaign website five borough farm. you can also look inside the book here. i highly recommend this book to those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of urban agriculture. it is beyond growing food in the city.