09 Apr '12, 11am

Brooklyn is getting a 100,000 square foot rooftop hydroponic farm on top of a former Navy warehouse:

Brooklyn is getting a 100,000 square foot rooftop hydroponic farm on top of a former Navy warehouse:

Brightfarms /Video screen capture Farming is getting decidedly futuristic and increasingly urban. Just the other day I was writing about a huge meat packing plant being converted into a 93,500 square foot vertical farm . Now we hear via the New York Times of plans for a 100,000 square foot rooftop hydroponic farm on top of a former Navy warehouse: When finished, the greenhouse will rank as the largest rooftop farm in the United States — and possibly the world, Bright Farms officials say. This spring, Brooklyn Grange, another rooftop farm developer, is set to open a 45,000-square-foot commercial operation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. “Brooklyn was an agricultural powerhouse in the 19th century, and it has now become a local food scene second to none,” said Paul Lightfoot, the chief executive of Bright Farms. “We’re bringing a business model where food is grown and sold right ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/massive...

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