Address: 575 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor, 8th floor, New York NY 10022
Areas Of Expertise:
Farm to School
Marketing / Social Media
About Us / AGRITECTURE.COM History: I think that we (urban dwellers) have lost our relationship with food and that we need to get that back through integrating sustainable food production into the tapestry of urban planning. How to get residents, businesses, and leaders to value local food production is the challenge that matters most to me.
In 2011 I started to blog about what I see as the future of urban farming: building-integrated agriculture (BIA). At first, my blog AGRITECTURE: Buildings That Grow Food was only about sharing interesting urban farming solutions and concepts. Sometimes it would be an image of a concept vertical farm, other times it would be a company that was developing an urban farming solution. As the industry evolves, so does the blog. It has expanded into news updates on actual projects and some analysis about BIA trends. I have also added an events and jobs section to the site. I am hoping to make the site more collaborative and organizing it as a data source based upon the philosophy that urban food security is good for all of us and so its best practices should be shared with everyone. I do this primarily in partnership with the Association for Vertical Farming.
I believe that sustainability is fundamentally a process, and, as such, demands more than just the ability to get from A to B: it requires ingenuity, commitment, collaboration, and adaptability. The collaborative work I experienced in my studies has taught me to identify and value the diverse skills necessary for a team to develop sustainable solutions. I feel lucky enough to work with experts in the field of water, engineering, hydroponics, architecture, energy analysis, and social entrepreneurship.
If you think that our professional interests align, shoot me an email!