Urban Guide to Farming in NY

The guide is designed to inform urban farmers about advocating for urban agriculture, accessing and reclaiming land, producing food and farm products in city centers, marketing, financing, and other information they need to know to launch, continue, or expand their farm businesses.

Download the entire Guide to Urban Farming in NYS here (PDF).

I. Making Urban Farming Possible

#1 Codes and Regulations
#2 Advocacy and Planning
#3 Engaging Communities
#4 Land Access and Tenure

II. Farming in Urban Centers

#5 Site Renovation
#6 Soil Contamination
#7 Dealing with Contaminated Soils
#8 Air and Water Pollution
#9 Climate Considerations
#10 Season Extension
#11 Farming with Neighbors
#12 Raised Beds
#13 Container Gardening
#14 Roof Top Farming
#15 Hydroponics
#16 Intensive Techniques
#17 Going Organic
#18 Soil Fertility
#19 Crop Rotation
#20 Cover Cropping
#21 Composting
#22 Pesticide Use Regulations
#23 Pest and Disease Management
#24 Waste Management
#25 Site Security
#26 Fencing
#27 Rainwater Harvesting
#28 Affordable Supplies

III. Raising Urban Livestock

#29 Urban Livestock
#30 Chickens and Other Poultry
#31 Beekeeping

IV. Making Urban Farming Possible

#32 Business Planning
#33 Business Structures
#34 Risk Assessment and Insurance
#35 Assessing Your Market Potential
#36 Pricing Your Farm Products
#37 Finding Price Information
#38 Direct Marketing Options
#39 Marketing Regulations
#40 Marketing for Urban Environments
#41 CSAs in the City
#42 Accepting Food Stamps
#43 Value-Added Processing
#44 Record Keeping
#45 Labor Information
#46 Grant and Financial Opportunities
#47 Financing an Urban Farm

V. General Resources

#48 General Resources

VI. Appendix

New York State Urban Farming Organizations

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