Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

June 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Posted in gardening | 2 Comments
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Who would have thought “buying local” in NYC would literally mean it was grown in mass a block away? A rooftop garden has been built on top of a defunct bagel factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Ben Flanner, the mastermind behind the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm quit his day job at E-Trade to follow a passion in farming. Working with Goode Green, a roof design and installation firm, he had 200,000 pounds of dirt dropped on the roof via crane! In addition to a CSA membership (which is currently full), they offer free composting workshops and rooftop yoga. That’s totally up my [gardening] ally.

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  1. Very cool. I’m sure they did some engineering study about the roof being able to handle that much weight. I hope it works out great for everyone – especially someone able to quit their job as a trader!

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