Gallery: Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins...

With spring in full swing, local fresh produce is available all over the city and Gotham Greens, a new comer to the urban agricultural movement, will have its first harvest this month which will help contribute to a healthier and more sustainable city. Founders Viraj Puri, formerly of environmental engineering firm NY Sun Works, and Eric Haley joined forces back in 2008 with a shared goal of providing local chefs and retailers with high quality, sustainable ingredients. Greenhouse expert Jenn Nelkin joined the team in 2009 to help make this goal a reality and would allow for the growing process to take place in the city, placing a strong an emphasis on local goods for local businesses.

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  1. lazyreader June 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    To increase yield further, some sealed greenhouses inject carbon dioxide into their environment to help growth (CO2 enrichment), add lights to lengthen the day, or control vegetative growth thus using lots of extra energy. Then of course you have to sell it assuming you profit or break even?