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.


Lisa Goode and Annie Novak
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Comments [2]

Michelle from Brooklyn.

Instead of chickens manure, can guinea pig manure be used? We have to guinea pigs and they poop alot. It would be great of we could put it to good use.

Sep. 03 2010 12:15 PM
Jonathan from Manhattan

I think the impact that the green roof has on the building should be also mentioned. Green Roofs not only generally keep the building cooler (therefore, allow to save on the AC bills) but they are also long-lasting option for a roof comparing to to the most common roofs.

Sep. 03 2010 12:15 PM

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