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NYU Urban Farm Lab
Steinhardt Food Studies faculty are piloting an urban farm between Houston St and Silver Towers. The farm will support urban agriculture courses, volunteers, tenant gardening, and research.
Year: 2013
Type: Academic, Engagement, Research
Leadership: Faculty
Topic: Food
Status: Complete

Our Urban Agriculture class just recently finished working on crop planning assignments!
As cooler weather finally makes its way to the Northeast, all of us at the NYU Urban Farm Lab have been preparing to embrace the changing of the seasons!

  1. Project Summary
  2. Contact Info

A consortium of groups led by the NYU Steinhardt Food Studies program and the Silver Towers Tenants Association were awarded a Green Grant to fund a new urban garden on the NYU campus. The garden, officially named the NYU Urban Farm Lab, will be located on the grassy plot of land on the south side of 110 Silver Towers near Houston Street.  Directed by food studies professors Jennifer Berg and Amy Bentley, the purpose and mission is primarily academic, and the urban farm will be used year round for teaching and research. An Urban Farm Lab Steering Committee will be also setup to incorporate NYU community groups. NYU also proud to announce that this is the first urban agriculture project in the City of New York on a Landmarked site (with Landmark approval!). 

NYU community members wishing to  volunteer with the farm should email 

Led by faculty members Jennifer Berg, Amy Bentley, and Matthew Hoffman.

All inquiries: