Rooftop gardens, greenhouses and ‘vertical farms’

extralarge.jpgUrban Farming Gets New York City Council Attention

New York City has 14,000 acres of unused rooftop space that could feed millions of people if converted to gardens, said Mr. Adams. But rooftop gardens are allowed only in nonresidential areas, and there are restrictions on where produce can be sold, he said.

a comprehensive food plan could lift restrictions, clarify regulations, and coordinate city efforts to encourage agriculture. It would create jobs, improve access to fresh food and help fight climate change by reducing carbon footprints associated with food transport, he said. “It would be a win, win, win across the board for the entire city.”

 

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