Interview: Brick City Urban Farms

Urban farming is changing how you eat your food. By closing the gap from halfway across the country to halfway across town, urban farms can bring healthier, tastier and cheaper food to your table.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Brick City Urban Farms, an urban farming project right here in downtown Newark. Intrigued, I asked the folks there if they’d be willing to talk a little more to dive deeper into the idea of urban farming in Newark. John Taylor, and Lorraine and Tony Gibbons were kind enough to join me for the podcast.

The interview is about 33 minutes. Press the play button below to listen.


On the podcast, we discussed:


  • How the farm got started
  • Meeting the need for quality produce in Newark
  • Benefits of urban farming — eliminating transportation costs and boosting quality
  • BCUF’s relationship with the city and community organizations
  • Bonus! What will Newark be like in five years?


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