Up on the Roof: Urban Agriculture

Up on the Roof: Urban Agriculture

  Rooftop (and ground-level) urban agriculture is gaining a foothold in the industry by appealing to consumers’ desire for fresh, locally grown produce.  

New York City’s most populous borough with about 2.5 million people, Brooklyn is perhaps best known for its many ethnic neighborhoods, as well as an amusement park (Coney Island), a bridge (Brooklyn Bridge) and an athlete who integrated baseball (Jackie Robinson). But now it’s becoming known for something else: urban agriculture.

A remarkable collection of agricultural entrepreneurs has chosen Brooklyn as the venue for rooftop projects ranging from water-based hydroponic (Go

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