Urban rooftop farm. New York City.
New York City is home to the world’s largest rooftop farm which is called Brooklyn Grange. Located in Long Island City, Queens, the farm takes up one full acre of rooftop space on the top of a building built in 1919.
Tomatoes are their biggest crop but they have around 40 different varietals planted on the roof. They also grow herbs, carrots, fennel, beets, radishes, beans, and other crops year round. They sell the food grown at the rooftop farm to local communities, markets and restaurants.
Making usage of space like this in a city as densely populated as New York City is not only innovative but forward thinking and Brooklyn Grange plans on putting more farms on rooftops in New York City to improve quality of life and make efficient usage of neglected space.
Sorry that I have been a little missing in action when it comes to posting this week. I spoke at the Blographer event this past week and I have been (happily) tied up with a few photography projects this week. I will try to post here and there even if I only have time to post my mobile photography. Excited about the photos I have taken recently (and will be taking) that I will get around to going through after this whirlwind of a week is over. Can’t wait to share everything! :)
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