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Annie Novak

Annie Novak is founder and director of the nonprofit organization Growing Chefs: Food Education from Field to Fork; farmer and co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; and an educator for the New York Botanical Gardens.

A lifelong vegetarian, Annie’s passion for agriculture began while working with West African chocolate farmers. Annie has since followed food crops to their roots, farming internationally from Bolivia to Turkey; her adventures are cheerfully blogged at www.GrowingChefs.org. Facts about Eagle Street Rooftop Farm can be found here: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AZg5tgioBjkyZGQyYjdxZGZfNDBkZGo5a2tncw&hl=en .
 
A Chicago native turned New Yorker, Annie has worked with the CENYC Greenmarket, Slow Food, and Just Food advocating for the growth of urban agriculture throughout NYC.

Annie Novak appears in the following:

Last Chance Foods: Flowers You Can Eat

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Violas aren't just musical instruments. They're edible flowers that can fancy up your spring salads and, in ice cube form, help convince your kids to stay hydrated. Annie Novak from the New York Botanical Garden has the details on why and how.

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Carrot City

Monday, December 19, 2011

Joe Nasr, Co-author of Carrot City, takes an in-depth look at the growing number of urban farms, gardens, and parks around the world. He’s joined by Eli Zabar, who tells us about the vegetables he grows in the greenhouses situated on the roof of his marketplace, The Vinegar Factory, and Annie Novak, co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn.

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Serving for the Season: Annie Novak's Kale and Stained Glass Potato Chips

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

For the second of five holiday-oriented recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests, farmer Annie Novak shares some kid-friendly recipes.

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Roof Gardens in NYC

Friday, September 03, 2010

We’ll find out how to build a roof farm for growing food and discuss the viability of urban farming as a means of feeding cities. Annie Novak, founder and director of Growing Chefs and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, and Lisa Goode, of Goode Green, a green roof design and installation firm, talk about how Rooftop Farms has built a local community in Greenpoint.

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Roof Gardens in NYC

Friday, July 16, 2010

We’ll find out how to build a roof farm for growing food and discuss the viability of urban farming as a means of feeding cities. Annie Novak, founder and director of Growing Chefs and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, and Lisa Goode, of Goode Green, a green roof design and installation firm, talk about how Rooftop Farms has built a local community in Greenpoint.

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Hot Buzz

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Farmer and apiarist Annie Novak and other experts talk about why bees swarm in the spring and how local honey can treat seasonal allergies.

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The Greene Space

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn

Thursday, April 8, 2010

7:00 PM

Hear author/radical gardener, Fritz Haeg; urban farmer & founder of Growing Power Will Allen; Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer; and Eagle Street Rooftop Farms founder Annie Novak tell real-life stories about how urban gardens and farms are transforming the way we live.