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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Green Tuesdays: An Inspiring Rooftop Farm

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Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint

I know we’re a little early for garden talk for most parts of the country, but I was just reading about urban gardner Annie Novak in who brought this 6000 square foot rooftop garden in Greenpoint Brooklyn to fruition. The Eagle Street Rooftop Farm has a Sunday market and also provides fresh produce to local restaurants.

This innovative farm utilizes the latest rooftop gardening technologies while remaining organic, which is not an easy feat. Luckily Novak is up for the job, and has an eager corps of volunteers she’s training to be urban farmers. The fresh food and the view are their own reward.

To learn more about where to buy their produce or to volunteer, check out rooftopfarms.org.

Top photo via Flickr, photos 2 & 3 from rooftopfarms.org.

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. Tweets that mention Green Tuesdays: An Inspiring Rooftop Farm | Hatch: The Design Public® Blog -- Topsy.com says:

    January 25th, 2011 at 9:55 am (#)

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Design Public, uxcollective and Alltop Design, BSM2. BSM2 said: #DES Green Tuesdays: An Inspiring Rooftop Farm: I know we’re a little early for garden talk… http://goo.gl/fb/cElYW [...]

  2. Scott Nyerges says:

    January 31st, 2011 at 6:53 am (#)

    For an in-depth look at the 2010 growing season, please visit “A Year At Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.” This year-long photo project documents the farm, week by week. You can visit it here: http://nyerges.com/a-year-at-rooftop-farms/

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