Urban agriculture is an exploding in many unique ways in New York City; every corner seems to offer the imagination a new place for a community garden or backyard farming. In the case of Rooftop Farms, 100 tons of soil were lofted to the top of a factory in Greenpoint in an attempt to prove just how creative one can be to get fresh food to a community. Join me in touring this amazing farm.
Saturday, October 3
5:00 pm (through sunset)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn (more directions for those who RSVP!)
We will be led by Annie Novak, one of the founding members of the Rooftop Farm, who will show how a defunct bagel factory was turned into a proper veggie producing farm through hard work and ingenuity.
You can read lots more about the farm here <http://rooftopfarms.org/>. (Or through a good article More Than a Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
If you're interested in coming along, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. A suggested donation of $5/pp is asked to help the farm.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Greenpoint Rooftop Farm Visit, Oct. 3rd
Sarah Stewart from SAS is organizing a rooftop farm tour in Greenpoint. If you want to attend please be sure to send her an RSVP. Her contact info is in the announcement: