this post is in honor of Earth Day!…
rooftop farms is a green initiative that started in brooklyn, ny on top of an old bagel factory. the 6,000 square foot roof was converted into a farm. they partnered with a group of restaurants in the neighboring area and are now fully in business. growing food locally cuts costs of shipping, transportation, and reduces pollution. the food grown on the roof is transported by bicycle to the local restaurants.
along with all of this, rooftop farms also says that the initiative will be used for educational purposes as they are teaming up with organizations and schools to educate people on urban farming. in a previous post, i wrote about the overall benefits of green roofs, be sure to check that out.
some of the food they grow on this roof consists of kale, cucumbers, pickles, peppers, onions, spinach and many more depending on the season.
images via rooftop farms blog