Rooftop Farm Grows in Brooklyn

I’m a city rat. I love the muck, grime and skyscrapers, and the last thing you'd expect to find in a city like New York is a farm. Think again! A group of city hippies setup an amazing rooftop farm on top of an old bagel factory in Brooklyn, selling fresh fruits and vegetables to local restaurants.

The farm has been great for the community. Volunteers can be seen hauling bags of compost upstairs, shoveling dirt and tending to vegetables. And another farm in Little Italy is raising fruit trees and even chickens. I think this is awesome and a smart use of wide open sunny spaces.

Via Serious Eats.

Image credit: Serious Eats New York

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Bill - June 7, 2009 9:42 AM

Has an engineer and building and safety cleared this much deadload on a roof. It would have to rated higher than parking on a roof. Has there ever been an earthquake in Brooklyn? It's lovely idea but living in Los Angeles it scares tv bejeusus out of me!

Foodaroo - June 7, 2009 10:33 AM

What happens if the roof leaks?

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