An acre-sized urban farm is coming to Battery Park City, Crains New York reports. The farm will be located along State Street at Pearl Street, with 650 students from local schools set to maintain and curate the farm. Battery Conservancy volunteers will also aid in the farm’s maintenance.
Additionally, Chef Zak Pelaccio of Fatty Cue and Wade Burch of Merchant restaurant are also involved and they plan to make use of the produce from the farm in their cooking.
The farm will have practical use for the students, as well. A class of eight grade students who will maintain the farm will raise lettuce and then serve it in salads to be consumed at their graduation services. The farm has an expiration date, though, as it will be a two-year project that wraps once the Battery Garden Bikeway construction begins. The Bikeway will connect the East and West sides of the city.
Do you think that the Urban Farm will somehow be extended beyond the two-year plan?