Post-Hurricane Sandy, the rooftop farm is recovering from 70 mph winds and a drop in temperature. The chickens were safely ensconced in the market room, and all harvestable crops were picked on the Sunday before the storm. What remains –kale, spinach, radishes– is sure to bounce back as the blue skies make their way back to Brooklyn. Thanks to the hard work of our Sunday staff and volunteers, we were well prepared for the storm. Our thoughts are with the ground-level growers who suffered through more flooding than we did–the greenroof drainage system took the storm well, and what damage we have is mostly from wind.
By annie | Published: October 30, 2012