Gallery: Seeing Green To Conduct First Ever Research on Stormwater Mana...

It’s no secret that we love urban farming and green roofs, and while there are plenty of well-known benefits to greening up roof tops, there is still a lot that is misunderstood. Seeing Green: The Value of Urban Farms has set out on a research mission to better understand the stormwater management benefits of urban rooftop farms. Using two farms in New York City — Brooklyn Grange (a rooftop) and Added Value (raised beds) — Erik Facteau and Tyler Caruso of Seeing Green plan to study all aspects of the two different farms in order to provide the first ever scientific research that will support and validate urban agriculture. The year-long research project is about to get underway to prove that urban farms, particularly those on rooftops, have way more benefits than we think.

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