NY Times Article on Urban Agriculture Featuring NY Sun Works

Featuring NY Sun Works Director Laurie Schoeman and our friends at BrightFarms.

Published on 18 May 2011


Building Greenhouse Farms on Urban Roofs

New York has 14,000 acres of unused rooftop space, according to Laurie Schoeman, director of New York Sun Works, a nonprofit group that promotes the use of rooftop greenhouses. Rooftop gardens abound in New York, but without an enclosed greenhouse, the growing season is limited. Ms. Schoeman said that if all of these unshaded rooftops installed greenhouses, the resulting produce could feed as many as 20 million people in the New York metropolitan area.



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