Organic Rooftop Farm, New York

by | Jan 9, 2014 | Americas, Community, Environmental, Garden

From upscale restaurants, to farmers’ markets and secondary schools, local food and urban agriculture are in high demand among today’s urban dwellers. New York has taken this to new heights: rooftop farming. With so many flat roofs offering the perfect urban farm fields with sweeping cityscape views and great sun exposure, why not?

Overlooking Manhattan, the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, produces over 50,000 pounds of organically-grown vegetables/ year, as well as mushrooms, honey and the likes, on roughly 2.5 acres. Still, it’s not the only city with available roof space. Let’s get planting!

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Photo credits: Brookyn Grange & Permaculture Research Institute.