A Farm Grows In Brooklyn

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a neighborhood where the ground soil is toxic (due to an oil leak that, over time leaked somewhere between 17 and 30 million gallons of oil into the ground) is probably one of the last places you'd expect to find a 6000 sq ft organic vegetable farm. You just need to look up. Farmers Ben Flanner & Annie Novak found a roof that suited their needs, and created Rooftop Farms. A local film and tv sound stage location, Broadway Stages, was up for some sort of green roof, and were willing to foot the bill for the initial prep needed to get the farm going. Now Ben and Annie grow and sell their produce to local restaurants and keep any profit.

Image from Matthew Kebbekus's Flickr stream (cc)

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