Farm City Forum - Pecha Kucha - Bk Farmyards - Stacey Murphy
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On 09/25/2010, Stacey Murphy, founder of Bk Farmyards, described her approach to design and implementation for scattered site farming in NYC. ...

On 09/25/2010, Stacey Murphy, founder of Bk Farmyards, described her approach to design and implementation for scattered site farming in NYC.

Farm City Forum concluded Farm City, a three-week series of events exploring the possibilities for urban agriculture in the current reality of NYC as part of Crossing the Line: FIAF Fall Festival from 9/12 to 9/25/2010. Farm City Forum took the format of an “unconference,” a lively participant-driven series of discussions exploring how to shape the future of urban agriculture. Three Sessions, each with its own distinct approach, brought together artists, farmers, urban planners, architects, food activists, and authors. The Primary Goal of the Forum was to engage participants in a visioning process about transformative possibilities of urban agriculture as a means to generate new thinking and experimental action positively impacting a more sustainable future.
The Forum's Secondary Goal was to explore how artistic interventions transform and illuminate urban agricultural endeavors and vice versa.

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  • 2. 20% Fossil fuel use goes to food system From Michael Pollan’s PopTech Presentation 22% Health care dollars go toward treating chronic diseases associated with American diet ($500 Billion) 33% Greenhouse gases come from food system
  • 3. bk farmyards mission
  • 4. FOXTROT FARMYARD – JUNE 15, 2009
  • 5. FOXTROT FARMYARD – AUGUST 15, 2009 600 square feet: 6 CSA members, 50 varieties, 18 cubic yards soil
  • 6. 50-Hen Chicken Coop at Imani Garden in Partnership with NYRP
  • 7. 50 hens: 21 dozen eggs / week 15 CSA members
  • 8. 1-ACRE YOUTH FARM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
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  • 18. Traveling Farm Proposal for Vacant Lots
  • 19. FARM-TO-TABLE PROGRAM INTEGRATED INTO RENOVATION, GOWANUS
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    • Our Sponsors
    • Urban Oasis
    • Lowe’s
    • Citizen’s Committee of New York
    • NYC Department of Health
    • 260 Backers on Kickstarter
    • DYCD
    • Community Counseling & Mediation
    • Trader Joes
    • Our Volunteers
    • 8 Chicken Apprentices
    • 1 Market Apprentice
    • 2 Compost Coordinators
    • 3 Backyard Interns
    • 2 New School Interns
    • 1 NYU Nutrition Education Intern
    • 500+ high school students
    • Hundreds of Community Members
    • MS 447
    • Our Partners
    • High School for Public Service
    • Green Guerrillas
    • GreenThumb
    • Just Food
    • Growing Leaders
    • Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders
    • Global Kids
    • Added Value
    • East New York Farms!
    • Boswyck Farms
    • New York Restoration Project
    • Green Pheonix Permaculture
    • Brooklyn Honey
    • The Fishers
    • (2) Undisclosed Homeowners in Crown Heights
    • Pallet City
    • Peter Moore Associates
    • 22 CSA members
    • Get Fresh Table and Market
    • SCRATCHbread
    • Ici