To Find Fields to Farm in New York City, Just Look Up


The New York Times looks at the rise of “basil and bok choy growing in Brooklyn, and tomatoes, leeks and cucumbers in Queens”:

“In terms of rooftop commercial agriculture, New York is definitely a leader at this moment,” said Joe Nasr, co-author of “Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture” and a researcher at the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University in Toronto. “I expect it will continue to expand, and much more rapidly, in the near future.”

Read the full article and find out more about our Request for Proposals for the development and operation of a rooftop farm at a 200,000-square-foot property on a site located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.

Photo credit: Angel Franco/The New York Times

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    building, put in...street level, apartments...the top. Oh...
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    I love bok choy!
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