Farming on the Rooftops of Brooklyn

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From a 10,000 square foot rooftop greenhouse to an acre+ sized rooftop farm, Brooklyn's skyline seems to be coming increasingly agricultural.

And it's a concept that makes sense. While high-tech vertical farms may be more technophile eye candy than a working model for our food system, it seems hard to argue that many of our city's have vast acreages of flat roofs that could become productive, food growing, community-building spaces.

Here's a cool video from Food Forward TV profiling "food rebel" Annie Novak, o-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Part working farm, part educational and community space, this seems like a no-brainer when compared to the barren rooftops you see in most cities.

Good work, Annie.

Tags: Activism | Agriculture | Farming | Permaculture