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.


Joe Nasr, Annie Novak and Eli Zabar

Comments [5]

Scott Nyerges from Brooklyn

I contributed photos of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm to "Carrot City," and have been documenting the farm for two year. To see more images of this wonderful space, please visit my website:

Thanks, and eat your veggies!

-> Scott

Dec. 21 2011 04:15 PM
john from office

This sounds like a very white, elitist idea. 2 dollar tomatoes?? vs a 2 dollar bag of dorittos. The dorittos will always win.

Dec. 19 2011 01:56 PM
Dave from Red Hook

What about invasive plant species? Jaapanese Knotweed is a huge problem all over the area, it florishes in vacant lots, crushing out any attempts at gardening. It goes under the fences and sidewalks and everything. Is there any kinda movement to stop the spread of this plant? What can an individual do?

Dec. 19 2011 01:49 PM
Putney from UES

How concerned should we be about the purity of food in one of the more air- polluted sections of the region?

Dec. 19 2011 01:31 PM
Sandra Pearson

I hope you mention Lee Mandell and Boswyck Farms in Brooklyn. They are installing hydroponic systems for non-profits, rooftops including the Starr Theatre, and recruiting interns to help with the installation of these systems. Not only are they growing good things, they are reaching out to at-risk youth and other disadvantaged adults to connect through food and develop vocational skills that will help them later on.

Dec. 19 2011 12:45 PM

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