Rainwater Harvesting on Exhibit

GrowNYC's rainwater harvesting systems have been featured at Parsons The New School For Design, MOMA's PS1 and the Museum for the City of New York.

Living Concrete/Carrot City at Parsons

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School For Design is currently hosting Living Concrete/Carrot City, an exhibition that explores the role of design and grassroots activism in the development of urban agriculture, and its effect on neighborhoods, health and the environment in cities such as New York.

GrowNYC's improved Rainwater Harvesting exhibit is on display along with a booklet of photos, text and sketches of 20 Rainwater Harvesting Systems installed in GreenThumb community gardens in 2009 and 2010. The exhibit runs from October 1 to December 15, 2010.

P.F.1 at P.S.1

P.S.1's summer 2008 exhibition, P.F.1 (Public Farm One) was a multi-level working farm installed in P.S.1's large entrance courtyard. GrowNYC's Lenny Librizzi and Lars Chellberg worked with WORK Architecture Company, the exhibit's designers, to install a rainwater harvesting system that diverted water from a neighboring roof into a 1000-gallon tank that fed the farm's drip irrigation system.

P.F.1 installation at P.S.1 Rainwater harvesting tank at P.F.1

Growing and Greening at MCNY

The Museum of the City of New York's spring 2009 exhibition, Growing and Greening New York, featured several contributions from GrowNYC staff, including a model rainwater harvesting system that included a 50-gallon collection barrel, connecting pipes, and a spigot for easy reuse.

The Growing and Greening New York exhibit took visitors through an average New York City day, highlighting both the environmental impact of everyday activities, and alternatives that can make those activities less harmful and more sustainable.

Also featured in the exhibit, as part of a display about regional agriculture and local farmers markets, is a map showing the schedule of all 46 Greenmarkets throughout the city. The map is available as a PDF here.

Growing and Greening New York at MCNY

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

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    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

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    We build and rejuvenate community gardens and urban farms in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

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