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Community gardens in New York, two rooftop organic vegetable gardens in the Big Apple

An organic vegetable garden in New York? It’s not a dream but rather the mildly eccentric of some organic vegetable lovers. There have been several community gardens set up on rooftops in New York, the best known being the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm and Brooklyn Grange.

The trend for organics in New York

At the cutting edge of agriculture is the spread of urban farming. New Yorkers are very keen on healthy eating and organic food but can’t always manage to have their own city garden. So they have created community gardens and invested in urban farms on the rooftops of New York, where they can grow their own vegetables.

The different community vegetable gardens in New York

The Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, based at Greenpoint in Brooklyn is over 550 m2 and operates on a community system. The produce is sold to local restaurants and markets and it is open to the public on the last Sunday in the month from 1pm-4pm.

The largest community roof garden project is still Brooklyn Grange, which has 3,900m2 roof area in Queens and 6,000m2 in Brooklyn. An impressive range of vegetable is cultivated, including tomatoes, beans, cabbages, carrots and more.

To learn more about these unusual places

Address : Eagle Street Rooftop Farm - 44 Eagle St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

District : Brooklyn

Open hours : May-October: last Sunday of each month, 1pm-4pm

Transport : Metro: Greenpoint Av

Address : Brooklyn Grange - 37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

District : Brooklyn

Open hours : 21st May – 22nd October: every Saturday, 11am – 4pm

Transport : Metro: 36 St

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