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NORC FARMS

ONE Prize Mowing to Growing winner, NORC* Farms is an innovative strategy to create and cultivate farm plots and social spaces within public housing complexes with senior populations. NORC Farms will: activate older new yorkers and transform public housing with local agriculture; ​use urban agriculture to transform grass into socially, ecologically, economically productive space; plug into the existing social and institutional infrastructure; ​transform the tower in the park into the tower in the farm; achieve the city’s stated “age-friendly” goals.
*A naturally occurring retirement community is a unique housing model that allows older adults to live in the community rather than an institutional setting. Age Friendly NYC 2009

 

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