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Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops

Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops

YES! Magazine

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Brooklyn may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of gardening. The dense population and high cost of land means there is precious little space for agriculture. But that didn't stop the urban farm company Gotham Greens from creating a hydroponic greenhouse there. They just had to do it on a roof.

Increasing demand for local food sources has created a market for locally grown greens in dense places like New York City. Gotham Greens was started in New York City, and they are the country's first commercial scale rooftop hydroponic greenhouse.

Gotham Greens’ plants are organic, free of genetically modified organisms. and about as local as you can get for nearby restaurants and groceries. The farm is currently working on a partnership with Whole Foods to create a rooftop garden at the store’s new Brooklyn location. Watch the video to find out more.

Reposted with permission by YES! Magazine.

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