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Cassie Wever & Debbie Field

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 68: From Field to Table: Building a Cooperative Sustainable Food System in Balance with Nature

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From Field to Table: Building a Cooperative Sustainable Food System in Balance with Nature
From Field to Table: Building a Cooperative Sustainable Food System in Balance with Nature
Cassie WeverDebbie Field

What is the main goal of Added Value and the Red Hook Community Farm?

What we're trying to do here is create a more sustainable world; the way we want to do that is through youth empowerment and urban agriculture. We are taking public space that was programmed for one use, one economy, and one social structure, and transforming it into something else. What we believe we're doing as an organization and a learning community is transforming what was a 20th-century park into a 21st-century park – literally a public commons.

What a 21st-century park means to ...

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