Gotham City used to be dangerous. Today they grow food there on rooftop farms, and keep bees.
The urban rooftop soil farm Brooklyn Grange has just released a time-lapse video to celebrate their first growing season atop Building no. 3 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in NYC. As they write on their website, they’re proving once and for all that rooftop agriculture works.
Building no. 3 is a 65,000 sq. foot (6,000 m2) farm. Together with their flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, NY, Brooklyn Grange farms a total of 2.5 acres (1 hectare) and produce 50,000 lbs (22,679 kg) of organically-grown produce yearly. They appear to be deeply connected to their community, and hold a variety of social and educational events to maintain public interest in their work. In addition, Brooklyn Grange work with the design and installation of a variety of growing spaces, and have planted throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Whether you’re interested in a large deep-soiled green roof for growing vegetables, or an extensive green roof with low-maintenance ornamental plants, Brooklyn Grange will build you a high-quality and environmentally-beneficial rooftop farm or garden that best suits your space, lifestyle, and budget.
If you’re ready to take your urban farm to the next level, as they say, they will construct beehives and chicken coops to fit whatever space you give them.
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They’ve got a new mushroom farm, and they keep 30 beehives as well – this place is fantastic. See more at the delightful Brooklyn Grange website.