Yesterday, the Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the Bronx revealed a new rooftop vegetable garden. The unveiling was held in conjunction with the commencement of FoodDay 2012, a national celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainable food, which entails more than 4,000 national events. The rooftop garden and educational space perfectly illustrate a solution to the concerns that the FoodDay campaign aims to bring attention to.
We at Greensulate are proud to have been closely involved with the design, construction and general spread of rooftop farming in the urban setting. If you visit our projects pages you can view photos from the Regis High School on East 84th St, which has a beautiful herb garden as well as an outdoor educational space, in addition to honey bee nests and solar panels. This past summer we also installed a vegetable garden on the roof at the Bowery Mission, which is pictured above. Here’s to continued urban food production on rooftop gardens!