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In New York City, farming on a rooftop is not just an idea. Brooklyn Grange farms more than two and a half acres of rooftops in Brooklyn and Queens, and then sells what it produces to New Yorkers. A special soil mixture is used to minimize weight on the roofs and allow rapid drainage during heavy downpours. The farmed rooftops also house chickens and an apiary.

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This is a great idea, wish I had thought of it. If you could get a system in place that was easy to set up in a short amount of time, and had contracts with most of the office buildings in a major city, you would be a millionaire over night.
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I love the ideas behind this. I mean this is a great way to make a city a little more green. I would be iffy though eating the crop being around all that city smog ... yeeeks
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I think that in a couple of more years we will be hearing about this happening all over the world. It's a great idea and it isn't taking up space that could be used for something else like a regular farm would.
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This is a great idea, wish I had thought of it. If you could get a system in place that was easy to set up in a short amount of time, and had contracts with most of the office buildings in a major city, you would be a millionaire over night.


That really is a nice thought. You could start setting up franchise deals all over the place.
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I think that in a couple of more years we will be hearing about this happening all over the world. It's a great idea and it isn't taking up space that could be used for something else like a regular farm would.


I think you're right tfost. Once this idea becomes more mainstream, you will start to see all sorts of businesses sprout up. No pun intended.
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If any one of you roof farmers needs a scarecrow my mother-in-law works cheap.  I’ll even provide free drop off and pickup service for anyone who gets her out of my hair for a while.

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Soon people in the city will look like farmer hicks.  They’ll wear overhauls and the whole nine yards.  I don’t want to live near or under a farm.

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This is a pretty neat concept when you think about it. It will also bring a lot more fresh produce to cities that have to ship it in from somewhere else. I think it is a great use of the space.
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I guess that rooftop farming is really taking on a life of its own. It seems to be growing in popularity.

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Here is a story that even made it onto CNN about rooftop farming. It seems to be a growing business.

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I think it is a really interesting concept that will probably turn into a huge business for many people. It is a great way to use space that otherwise goes unused.

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New York really seems to be taking hold of this new industry. They do have a lot of rooftops that can be used.

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I'm sure that roofing companies will be needed to reinforce roofs and other jobs as well.

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