Urban Land Maps, Food Production on Vacant City Lots

Early-Bird-Farm 596 Acres is an organization in New York City that builds online tools to identify and facilitate community access to vacant public land.  The result–– 16 new community gardens and urban agriculture projects in Brooklyn.

Is there an empty lot in your life that you'd like to know more about? Tell us about it and we'll look into it!

596 Acres maps are being afixed to vacant public lots throughout the borough and made available at select locations. If you have a suggestion for where maps should be made available, let us know.

Are you working on getting access to a vacant public lot? We can help. Contact us and let us know what you are doing.

They are involved in partnerships with similar programs in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

The blog Civil Eats has an information packed article about this mapping movement.