Meet Ben Flanner, the head farmer and chief architect of what's been called the world's biggest rooftop farm. He's the brains behind Brooklyn Grange, an urban farm atop a leased office building in New York City that spans more than an acre. I'll let Ben explain the rest. The video interview continues below:
I spent all day yesterday hanging around the Garrison Institute, which is currently hosting its Climate, Cities and Behavior conference. The event gathers sustainability gurus, city officials, and various innovators together to discuss how efforts to make cities cleaner, more efficient, and more livable. Ben was one of them -- and he promised to give me a tour of the farm when he gets back to New York, so expect to see more shortly.
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