Urban Planet: Brooklyn Grange Farm

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Urban agriculture has gained popularity over the last few years. There is a growing demand for fresh, local produce. In Brooklyn, this demand is being met in part by the 65,000-sq.-foot roof of the Brooklyn Grange Farm. This working farm on the roof of the Brooklyn Navy Yard is trying to achieve economies of scale and turn a profit. The farm, which employs 5, has sold over 40,000lbs of vegetables to restaurants, CSA members and directly to the public via farmstands.  The farm has recently expanded to include egg-laying hens and bees. (Macleans)

Image from Macleans

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