UPDATE: This event has be canceled due to inclement weather.

Student in NYU Steinhardt's Intro to Urban Agriculture Course
Students from this fall's Introduction to Urban Agriculture course.

On Monday, November 5th, from 3:30-5 p.m., the NYU Urban Farm Lab, the first urban agriculture project in New York City on a landmarked site, will host its annual fall celebration and harvest.

Attendees are invited to harvest late fall crops, plant winter cover crops and get a tour of this year’s NYU Urban Farm Lab research projects. Seasonal food and beverages will be served.

The event will take place at the NYU Urban Farm Lab at 110 Bleecker Street (on the north side of Houston & Wooster Streets). The farm is located directly behind the Silver Tower residences.

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Jordan.Bennett@nyu.edu.

The NYU Urban Farm Lab is a collaboration of faculty, staff and students from NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Silver Towers Tenants Association and the University Plaza Nursery School. The space serves as both a teaching space for students as well as a planting space for the surrounding community. The farm grew its first crops in 2013 thanks to a Green Grant from NYU’s Office of Sustainability.

Acting as an outdoor classroom, the farm promotes hands-on learning related to urban agriculture and food systems. This fall, the NYU Urban Farm Lab hosted three Introduction to Urban Agriculture courses led by garden manager at Roberta’s Pizza and Blanca Restaurant in Brooklyn, Melissa Metrick.

The farm is directed by food studies professors Jennifer Berg and Amy Bentley, and maintained by Metrick and a cohort of university students enrolled in her urban agriculture courses.

To learn more about the NYU Urban Farm Lab, visit nyurbanfarmlab.wordpress.com.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.

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