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Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

The inspiring Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn, New York is the nation's first commercial green roof vegetable farm. Annie Novak, its head farmer and cofounder, is the manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, and founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program.


The site says: "On the shoreline of the East River with a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a 6,000 square foot green roof organic vegetable farm located atop a warehouse rooftop owned by Broadway Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. During New York City’s growing season, the farmers at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm supply an onsite farm market, and bicycle fresh produce to area restaurants. With our Farm-Based Education team and training from food education organization Growing Chefs, the rooftop farm hosts a range of farm-based educational and volunteer programs. During the growing season, are open to the public on Sundays (44 Eagle Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn) between 1pm-4pm."


Novak is also the author of The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Vegetable Garden or Farm.

Click the top graphics to see the book or to watch the video. Click the graphics below for The Rooftop Growing Guide.

See Novak's bio further below.


Annie Novak's Bio says:

A lifelong vegetarian, Annie’s passion for agriculture began while working in Ghana with West African chocolate farmers.  She has since followed food to its roots -- going to Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Turkey, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Fiji, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Alaska, Tanzania, Jamaica, Australia, and through the West and Midwest. Her adventures are blogged at

Annie has worked with the Meerkat Media Collective to write, produce, act in, and film several films and documentaries since 2005. Her work has been screened in New York City and in festivals across the country. Titles include the award-winning documentary short Every Third Bite which explains that 30% of our foods depends on pollination. However, In the past few years, millions of bees have disappeared from their hives. Besides producing honey, bees are connected to our ecosystem in more ways than we can count.

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