Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rooftop Organic Gardening Takes off in the Big Apple

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While gardening on the rooftops of skyscrapers is no new concept, running a business in this venue certainly is. The Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is more than a farm that supplies local restaurants. They also operate a CSA (community supported agriculture) operation on top of their warehouse location, offering the opportunity for citizens wishing to exercise their green thumbs, a place to do it. The Eagle Street Farm Market is open 10-4 on Sundays during the NYC growing season.

 They frequently host movies such as the recent presentation of What's Organic About Organic, offering answers to questions about the process, policing and management of organic farming.The Unfancy Food Show offers a wide variety of organic produce, as well as an urban environment in which to learn about the art of gardening.


Wish I were closer--sounds like loads of fun. Anybody out there visited this place? I'd love to hear more.

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2 comments:

dianneglave said...

I'm originally from NYC so am glad rooftop gardening, especially organic, is spreading.

I added you to my blogroll!

Nice to connect.

Carrie J. Boyko said...

Thanks for the comment Dianne. Check out my post on this topic at http://www.NewKidontheGreenBlock.com. Hope you'll visit again.

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