Communty Garden Citizen Science Project

We’re excited that research projects that feature local/community knowledge and simple measuring tools are gaining mainstream attention – we believe that citizen science and community-based research have the potential to change the way we create, think about, and use data.

Communty Garden Citizen Science Project from the New York Times

Reporter Neil Genzlinger published an exciting article in the Metropolitan section of this past Sunday’s New York Times highlighting the work of Farming Concrete, our citizen science project measuring food production in NYC community gardens. We’re excited that research projects that feature local/community knowledge and simple measuring tools are gaining mainstream attention – we believe that citizen science and community-based research have the potential to change the way we create, think about, and use data. We hope that projects like this, and the community gardens that participate in them, are able to push the case for urban gardening/farming on to the agendas of decision makers here in NYC and across the nation.

Read the article here: “Concrete Farm Grows Chard (Callaloo, Too)” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/nyregion/concrete-farm-grows-chard-callaloo-too.html

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