Honoring The Urban Garden with Eagle Street Rooftop’s Growing Guide
Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop farm has published an innovative new book called “The Rooftop Growing Guide: How To Transform Your Roof Into A Vegetable Garden or Farm”. The paperback book, which features stunning images of Novak’s rooftop farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, functions as the curious gardeners go-to guide for growing things in unexpected places– especially urban environments where gardening might otherwise seem impossible.
Annie Novak is the co-founder and head farmer at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm– one of the first commercial green roof row farms in the country. (She also manages New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy and she’s the director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program doing noble work in the city.) Having once been named “The Cutest Organic Farmer in the Country” by readers of the Huffington Post, her perspective on gardening in urban environments is unique, seasoned, and straight-up charming.
A press release for the book has this to say of the project:
“If you’d like to grow your own food but don’t think you have the space, look up! In urban and suburban areas across the country, farms and gardens are growing atop the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings. In this accessible guide, author Annie Novak’s passion shines as she draws on her experience as a pioneering sky-high farmer to teach best practices for raising vegetables, herbs, flowers, and trees. The book also includes interviews, expert essays, and farm and garden profiles from across the country, so you’ll find advice that works no matter where you live. Featuring the brass tacks on green roofs, container gardening, hydroponics, greenhouse growing, crop planning, pest management, harvesting tips, and more, The Rooftop Growing Guide will have you reimagining the possibilities of your own skyline.”
The Brooklyn Brewery will be hosting a launch party for the book on Tuesday, March 1st. More information and tickets can be found here. In the meantime, find more information about where to purchase The Rooftop Growing Guide here.