New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: A Garden In The Garden Spot

July 12, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Today at long last I checked out Rooftop Farms* on Eagle Street. Truth be told I had no idea what I was in for: it was nothing short of unbelievable. Per their web site the folks at Rooftop Farms purport to have a 6000 square foot organic vegetable farm. Speaking as someone who lives in (maybe) 425 square feet of living space this is incomprehensible. After seeing it in person it still is. Follow are some photographs I took so you too can share in the joy of seeing some much-needed “green” being put back in Greenpoint. Enjoy!

Ben Flanner and Annie Novak, co-founders of this farm are lovely people. They answered my questions (which undoubtedly were the same questions they have been asked all weekend) courteously and cheerfully. Anyone interested in volunteering should consult their volunteering page. Otherwise you can support their efforts by purchasing their produce (I bought two bunches of cilantro— had I not been in a hurry I also would have picked up some lettuce as it looked delicious) and signing up for their email list.


*Special thanks goes out to Flatbush Gardener for reminding me to follow-up on this. Thanks! Now that the G is running to Church Avenue you’ll have to come up and see me sometime. šŸ˜‰

**Annie Novak speaks:


3 Comments on New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: A Garden In The Garden Spot

  1. xdx on Sun, 12th Jul 2009 9:13 pm
  2. being afraid of heights i am amazed that the roof didn’t collapse.. i must admit it is an amazing farm, went there last week…

  3. strolling… « welcome to living lab. on Tue, 14th Jul 2009 10:04 am
  4. […] a fantastic project! Also, it looks like the fruits of the labor will now be available for Greenpointers starting Sunday te 19th. Big […]

  5. rooftopfarmer on Tue, 14th Jul 2009 10:59 am
  6. Hey! Thanks for the great coverage and really beautiful photos. Could you shoot us an email? We had a question for you. Thanks! Annie N. & Ben F., the farmers up on Rooftop Farms.

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