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8 Rooftop Gardens You Need to Visit This Summer! [VIDEO]

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In this latest episode of Digital Dose, Bob Lee discusses the health benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables while highlighting the latest trend of Rooftop Gardens in NYC. 

 

Below, check out a list of local Rooftop gardens in your communities. 

 

 

 

BROOKLYN:

 

Brooklyn Grange (Brooklyn & Queens)

 

As the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the U.S., Brooklyn Grange operates the world's largest rooftop soil farms, 500,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. The company provides New York’s restaurants and grocery stores with fresh, local veggies. The farm even produces its honey and hot sauce. 

 

 

Gotham Greens at Whole Foods Market

 

Whole Foods is already nationally known for specializing in selling organic and artificial additive free. So it comes to no surprise to open up a rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn for customers and locals can have access to the freshest and delicious vegetables and fruits.

 

 

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

 

Three stories up in the air, this farm is an internationally acclaimed green roof and commercially operated vegetable farm atop a three-story warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. It is open the Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. from May through October. Also, in partnership with food education organization Growing Chefs, the rooftop farm hosts a range of farm-based educational and volunteer programs.

 

 

BRONX:

 

Via Verde Rooftop Garden

 

Founded in 2012, in the Melrose section of the Boogie Down Bronx, the rooftop farm was made for residents at Via Verde to use and enjoy. The 5,000 ft communal garden contains organic products, heirloom herbs, vegetables and edible flowers, 1,000 lbs of which were collected and distributed to Via Verde Garden Club members, an elementary school in nearby Mott Haven, and a food pantry in Brownsville.

 

 

QUEENS:

 

Brooklyn Grange (Brooklyn & Queens)

 

As the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the U.S., Brooklyn Grange operates the world's largest rooftop soil farms, 500,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. The company provides New York’s restaurants and grocery stores with fresh, local veggies. The farm even produces its honey and hot sauce. 

 

RANDALL’S ISLAND:

 

5 Borough Green Roof Garden

 

Started by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation in 2007, it is the forefront of green roof technology with some of the most innovative systems available. During April and May 2010, a 4000 square foot vegetable/herb farm was installed by the city on top of 5 Borough in the form of 10 50' x 6' full planting beds. Vegetables include tomatoes, peppers, muskmelons, squash, pumpkins, cabbage, corn, spinach, eggplant and herbs.

 

 

MANHATTAN: 

 

The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria Rooftop Garden

 

In 2013. The Waldorf-Astoria installed six beehives to producer honey used for is used in the hotel’s restaurants. The rooftop contains planted fig and apple trees, hops, strawberries, lavender and other herbs that the head chef and mixologist uses for food and beverages.

 

 

Bell Book & Candle

 

Bell Book & Candle is another restaurant in New York that is known for its seasonal food produce grown from their roof garden. This place has received rave reviews from sites like OpenTable & Zomato.

 

 

By: Khaaliqz Crowder

 

 

 

 

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