Design in focus. Brooklyn Grange
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. DESIGN IN FOCUS
Date February 26 2017
Author Outdoor Establishments
There is a growing trend of change towards the thinking behind our food and energy systems. Urban agriculture aims to alleviate some of the pressure placed on these systems by cutting out the cost of transportation from rural towns to the city, as well as utilising seemingly ‘forgotten’ spaces such as roof tops.
Brooklyn Grange is planting the way as the leading rooftop and farming intensive green roofing business in the United States. With two roof tops in New York City and over 22679 kg of organically-cultivated produce per year, Brooklyn Grange operate the world’s largest rooftop soil farms promoting health and strong local communities. Not only do they grow a myriad of produce including tomatoes, kale, cucumbers, turnips, radishes and mixed herbs, they also apiary, with over 30 honey bee hives calling the farm home.
Brooklyn Grange Farm is for the true green thumb where construction of the permanent raised beds is hand cultivated in an attempt to prevent minimal soil disturbance. If you are interested in creating your very own veggie patch, big or small, we can help! Call our office on 9966 8630 to get your very own paddock to plate experience