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© 2019 Civic Ecology Lab


Besides the economic impact through food production and distribution, urban agriculture can bring important social benefits for urban residents and communities. Through this project, we will explore the social impacts of urban agriculture in NYC, especially the impacts on youth and communities.


In this research project, we explore the impacts of urban agriculture education programs in New York City. Urban agriculture occurs in urban farms, community and school gardens, on rooftops, as well as in more controlled indoor systems that use hydroponics, aquaponics, and greenhouses.


If you conduct an urban agriculture program in New York City, engage youth, and are interested to collaborate on this research, please contact the project researchers:

  • Alex Kudryavtsev (Research Associate, DNR, Cornell University)

  • Marianne Krasny (Professor, DNR, Cornell University)

Project collaborators:

  • Samuel Anderson, Harvest NY, Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • Jackie Davis-Manigaulte, Cornell Cooperative Extension–NYC

  • Alexa Maille, New York State 4-H Youth Development

  • Jeff Perry, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University

This project is sponsored by the Cornell University Federal Capacity Fund, and approved by the Cornell University Institutional Review Board for Human Participants on October 10, 2019 (protocol ID: 1909009057).