Friday, March 4, 2011

Rooftop harvest

What a beautiful idea.
image from here
These amazing farms are cropping up all over New York City rooftops. This is localtarianism at it's best.
This particular farm Brooklyn Grange Farm is privately owned and run by a team of local farmers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals, and the food produced is sold to the locals and local businesses.
The farm is open to locals, volunteers and school groups to "view, participate and learn"
The aim of the Brooklyn Grange farmers is to "...improve access to great food, to connect city people more closely to farms and food production, and to make urban farming a viable enterprise and livelihood"

Living in the inner city, we've found it increasingly difficult to grow anything that will survive in our hot, dry, dark apartment. 
We have tried to plant into communal spaces (our building carpark, nature strip and "garden") but alas, nothing survives the weekly mow and whipper-snip from the crazed gardener. 
We do, however, have some amazing window ledges which we have been thinking of planting onto. Hmmm...

This urban farm is has definitely provided food for thought...

What do you think?

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