14 Feb '12, 2am

Urban Farming Takes Hold in NYC #urbanag

Urban Farming Takes Hold in NYC #urbanag

New York City may not have a lot of extra space for farms, but it's got plenty of rooftops that fit the bill just fine. Urban farming is a really important trend - it not only provides fresh food locally, it eliminates greenhouse gases associated with transporting food over long distances, provides economic development opportunities, and reduces disparities in access to healthy food that's contributed to epidemic rates of obesity and diabetes especially among low-income populations. On top of a 6-story warehouse in the borough of Queens sits the world's largest rooftop farm - at almost an acre in size, the Brooklyn Grange has been growing 40 kinds of vegetables since it opened in spring 2010. Now, it's gettting ready to double in size as it expands to a second roof, this one in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Ben Flanner co-founded Brooklyn Grange after opening Eagle Street Roofto...

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