Newark Urban Agriculture

In 2010, BRS and Greensgrow Farm, one of the leading urban agricultural projects in the country, partnered to assist the City of Newark initiate and develop a new urban agricultural initiative. Learning from the early successes of Brick City Farms, Newark’s pioneering urban agricultural effort, the City of Newark launched its own initiative. The effort sought to support the development of urban agriculture both citywide and at the grassroots levels by providing assistance to new urban agricultural start-up organizations.

BRS and Greensgrow specifically provided assistance in the development of Urban Farming Solutions, a local urban agriculture organization, including:

  • Business plan development;
  • Agricultural reuse options research;
  • Site research, selection, and planning; and
  • Identification of potential funding sources.