Brightfarms, a hydroponic greenhouse company, just announced that it plans to build the world’s largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn. The 100,000 sq ft farm will grow enough food to feed 5,000 locals and create 25 new full-time jobs. The initiative is part of Bloomberg’s waterfront revitalization initiatives that aim to revitalize Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront. The rooftop farm will be able to grow up to 1 million pounds of produce a year, and prevent 1.8 million gallons of stormwater from overwhelming local waterways. For more information, check out the article in Inhabitat here.
This is an interesting urban greening magazine out of Brooklyn: Wilder Quarterly. They feature architects, foodies, and local food growers and is a nice blend of art and urban greening.
The rooftop of the Metro Baptist Church in Hell’s Kitchen has just celebrated it’s first harvest of fruits and vegetables, using kiddie pools as an innovative means to pursue urban agriculture in New York City.
For more information check out Inhabitat New York City’s article.