Food and Health

Published on April 2nd, 2014 | by Derek Markham

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Watch the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Grow in 3 Minutes

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop FarmNew York City isn’t exactly known for its agriculture, but thanks to the efforts of Brooklyn Grange, the city is now home to the world’s largest rooftop farm, with 65,000 square feet of growing space on the roof of Building no. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

This urban farm produced tens of thousands of pounds of fresh local food last year, and thanks to time-lapse photography, the entire growing season was captured and can be viewed in under 3 minutes.

“Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. We operate the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, located on two roofs in New York City, and grow over 50,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. In addition to growing and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs, Brooklyn Grange also provides urban farming and green roof consulting and installation services to clients worldwide, and we partner with numerous non-profit organizations throughout New York to promote healthy and strong local communities.” – Brooklyn Grange

Find out more about these urban rooftop farms at Brooklyn Grange.



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About the Author

lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, slacklining, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves good food, with fresh roasted chiles at the top of his list of favorites. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, RebelMouse, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!



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