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World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn

by , 04/24/11
filed under: Gardening, New York City, News

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Did you know that the world’s largest rooftop farm is located in NYC? That’s right, called the Brooklyn Grange, the 40,000 square foot elevated garden is located on top of a six-story warehouse, and grows everything from tomatoes to peppers to fennel to salad greens and much, much more. The grange recently launched their second growing season and we’re thinking it will be even more successful than the last. Read on for more info and pics of the verdant rooftop farm.

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4 Comments

  1. greenspan May 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Should be called the world’s largest rooftop garden… we don’t call them rooftop farms because farming means to exploit the land. Gardening grows together.

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  2. Stefano Panunzi May 18, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I coordinate Mediterranean Waterfront, an Eco Cluster Cooperation, to networking rooftop farms in Mediterranean suburbs :
    http://it-it.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=170920012941982
    and from 1 june and 31 july 2011 will start MEDITERRAID 2011 a reality-docu-game !

    Stefano Panunzi

  3. lazyreader April 25, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I think something like this would do well in Washington D.C. where there are a lot of big buildings and no highrises in site. Or Baltimore with lots of buildings and few skyscrapers. Which means no sundial effect on the roof from tall buildings. I too am confused as to weight issues. A lot of buildings do not have strong roof’s. What can be grown up there and with how much soil does it take. I like the idea of robots sorting and monitoring and picking some of the stuff. What about greenhouses so we can grow twice per season.

  4. wells rawls April 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Amazing! I want to see the information about composting with this project. Is that possible with the obvious weight issues? It’s the ultimate raised bed garden,;-)

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