Urban agriculture in the five boroughs provides countless benefits to New Yorkers, expanding access to healthy food, building strong community networks, improving environmental conditions in our neighborhoods, offering educational opportunities, and providing jobs.
A wide range of agricultural activities take place in the city. Many residents maintain backyard gardens and collaborate to build and care for community gardens. Schools and housing developments around the city contain hundreds of farms that are built and maintained by students and residents. Commercial agricultural businesses, including indoor farming, hydroponics, and aquaponics are producing food and developing new technologies to provide high-quality food in an urban environment.
The NYC Urban Agriculture website will connect you with opportunities to become a part of the agricultural community in the city, serving as a one-stop shop for resources, programs, and regulations that help grow agriculture in New York City.