Integrated Design: Cultivating Food, Clean Water, and Community in Urban Farms

What makes an urban farm successful? A well-planned farm will best be able to assess that! In addition to increasing urban food security through annual food production, urban farms can serve multiple functions including demonstrating best stormwater practices to improve local water quality, cultivating perennial crops that sequester carbon and improve air quality, providing community and educational spaces, and becoming hubs for historic and cultural identity. This workshop provides an overview of urban farm design, from goals development to site assessment and design elements from case studies around New England.