Rooftop Potential

Pounds of vegetables harvested per year: 1,000,000. Square footage of growing space: 100,000. Pounds of soil used: 0. Amazing numbers for sure. But apparently they are realistic numbers for BrightFarms, a company that builds rooftop greenhouses and looks to sell the produce to local supermarkets. Yesterday BrightFarms announced plans to build a new hydroponic greenhouse … Continue reading

Urban Farming: A Return to the City’s Essence

Walk the city streets and your eyes are always drawn up, up to the steel piercing the sky, to the towers approaching but never grasping the clouds, never fully consuming the nature from which they’ve taken so much. Down the avenue is a concrete canyon of artificial darkness, miles upon miles of busy feet and … Continue reading