About Urban Agriculture

About Urban Agriculture

Agriculture has deep roots in New York City, and a wide range of agricultural uses continue to make the city a more sustainable, livable, and equitable place. NYC Urban Agriculture is a portal created by the Department of City Planning, NYC Parks, and the Department of Small Business Services to inform businesses, property owners, and the public at large about agriculture in New York City. Agricultural uses include personal gardening, community gardening, commercial farming, indoor farming such as hydroponics and aquaponics, rooftop greenhouses, and more. The website serves as a resource to learn about initiatives and programs related to gardening and agriculture, as well as rules and regulations that pertain to agriculture.

The NYC Urban Agriculture website is provided by the City of New York solely for informational purposes to summarize key elements of New York City programs and regulations that relate to agricultural production and sales, and it is not intended to serve as a substitute for the NYC Zoning Resolution and the rules and regulations of NYC Parks. The City makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on the website or its suitability for any purpose. The City disclaims any liability for any errors and shall not be responsible for any damages, consequential or actual, arising out of or in connection with the use of this information.

Vegetables and herbs growing in aquaponics system at Oko Farms in Brooklyn, NYC. Courtesy of Department of City Planning.
Vegetables and herbs growing in aquaponics system at Oko Farms in Brooklyn, NYC. Courtesy of Department of City Planning.