Brooklyn Grange Project, New York Rooftop Architecture, NY Green Design Project

Brooklyn Grange New York Farm

Navy Yard rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in New York, NY, USA

Feb 6, 2017

Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farming, Brooklyn, NY, USA

As an antidote to the anti-climate-change direction of US presidential politics e-architect will feature an inspirational green project at least once a week.

I was reading Leo Hollis’ book ‘Cities Are Good For You’ and came across reference to Brooklyn Grange. I recall seeing images of this before and it is more about society, community and gardening than architecture per se, nevertheless as an architect I find the roof farming concept interesting and a positive direction for humankind.

– Adrian Welch, Co-Editor / Architect

Wide shot of the Brooklyn Navy Yard farm:
Brooklyn Navy Yard farm

Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. They operate the world’s largest green roof farms, located on two buildings in New York City, and grow over 50,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year.

Springtime at the Long Island City farm:
Brooklyn Navy Yard farm gardening

In addition to growing and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs, Brooklyn Grange also hosts events, provides urban farming and green roof consulting and installation services to clients worldwide, and partners with numerous non-profit organizations throughout New York to promote healthy and strong local communities.

Yoga at the Brooklyn Navy Yard farm:
Brooklyn Grange Farm yoga

An evening event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard farm:
Brooklyn Navy Yard farm NY

Brooklyn Grange, LLC
Based in Brooklyn and Queens, NYC

March 2010


Brooklyn Grange Farm building

The flagship farm on Northern Boulevard sits on a building erected in 1919: the “43,000 sq ft behemoth is built like a rock, with a solid concrete slab roof and enough rebar to withstand three times the load of our 10″ of rooflite soil and plants. Located just over the 39th St bridge on the Astoria side of Long Island City”.

An event at the Long Island City farm:
Brooklyn Grange Farm New York

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