Thursday, November 10th at 10am in the Groundwork Market Garden Greenhouse

Since August 2022, Groundwork Market Garden (GMG) and the UB Small Built Works Program have been
working on developing a Fresh Food Retail Market in the Bailey Green Neighborhood, at 52 Leslie Street,
on the grounds of GMG’s current Organic Farm.

Groundwork Market Garden was founded by Mayda Pozantides and Anders Gunnersen in 2015, and has
been providing USDA Certified Organic CSA shares to the greater Buffalo community since 2017. GMG
includes 2-acres of reclaimed urban farmland, with a greenhouse and high tunnels, and a 40,000 sq. ft.
3-story brick, former manufacturing building that will be the site of the new Fresh Food Retail Market.

GMG currently supplies 30 free shares to the immediate community, including every neighbor on their
block of Leslie Street. GMG was the 2nd place winner of the Ignite Buffalo small business competition
in 2017, earning a $50k investment. GMG is honored to supply Buffalo Public Schools, and has hosted
students and interns, providing education and training opportunities in urban ag and entrepreneurship.
GMG hosts an annual plant sale and free plant giveaway in the Spring.

The broader vision for the phased development of 52 Leslie Street includes collaboration with other farms
to develop an urban Food Hub. The goal is to share resources such as a Learning Kitchen, Community
Commercial Kitchen, a Farm Tool Library, as well as creating shared storage, preservation, and processing
facilities. A Buffalo Urban Food Hub could provide wholesale CSA opportunities.

UB Department of Architecture Small Built Works Program has produced comprehensive design-build
work in the Buffalo community since 2001. In 2005, Small Built Works won the NCARB Grand Prize for
the creative integration of education and practice. Completed projects include 3-channel video towers for
Burchfield-Penney’s Front Yard, the gut-renovation of El Museo Gallery, bus shelters and sculptures in
Allentown, the Benches Project in the Old First Ward, and the 18th Street Totem Park in Five Points.

Recent community-oriented, house and housing design work has included the net-zero 778 Passive
House designed in 2019-20; three options for a 12-unit design on 16 Southampton and 91 Fuller built in
Tonawanda in 2020-21, both working with BENLIC, aka the Land Bank; and three tiny dwellings for people
without homes, working with A Tiny Home for Good in Syracuse, scheduled for construction in 2023.

Fourteen Senior and Graduate Students in the UB Department of Architecture—Roxi Aguilar, Chase
Carpenter, Jacob Walters Jr, James Dam, Alec Harrigan, James Herlihy, Damian Majkrzak, Matt McLean,
Paul Owusu, Tejal Patankar, Ruchira Sardesai, Kunal Trivedi, Chenhui (Nick) Yang, and Cam Ziegler—
have been working very hard measuring and drawing the substantial 3-story brick warehouse, while
imagining a renovation that is just beginning to take shape, at least in the drawing stages.

Please join us on Thursday, November 10th at 10am in the GMG Greenhouse at 52 Leslie Street
to see the beginnings of three designs for a new Fresh Food Retail space in Bailey Green.