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Ground Up: Cultivating Sustainable Agriculture in the Catskill Region (2010)

Image Credit: Greg Miller

OSI was part of the project team for this 2011 publication, the fourth in a series produced by a post-graduate-level seminar within the Urban Design Program at Columbia University. It chronicles six farms harnessing sustainable agriculture for healthy, delicious, nutritious food.

In recent years, one of the most important changes in farming has been the renewal of regional agricultural markets, and especially the rapidly expanding urban appetite for fresh local produce.

The intent of this study is to provide a public affirmation of these potentials through conversations within the farming community. Download a copy

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