Apprenticeship applications for 2014 now open!

Interested in getting involved at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm? Our volunteer days don’t start ’til May, but you can jump in and develop your skills with us regularly by joining our apprenticeship program.  Please visit rooftopfarms.org/volunteer for a fact sheet and the application you’ll need to get started.

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Plant Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our open hours are extended on May 12th and 19th so we can offer you the finest potting soil, container gardening soil and compost we can find!  McEnroe Farm is also bringing down a HUGE selection of organic transplants. Download the full list here. Because the weather and soil’s warmed up, you can now safely plant you nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, ocra…etc) and herbs without fear.  Come on up: our staff will walk you through creating a really rad garden.  We love talking about this stuff.

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Spring spinach, up in winter

We’re at the bookend part of the season when winter seems ready to leave, but spring isn’t fully confident in showing up.  If that kind of party makes you feel awkward, spinach is the crop that shows up and knows just how to handle it.  In the midst of an otherwise pretty empty landscape, our spinach rows are green and sweet–a promise of the goodness to come this season.  A few short weeks more, and we’re ready to start growing!

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Media Internship Open

Calling all you journalism and PR enthusiasts who also like plants: the Rooftop Farm has an internship open!

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The Future of Farming

Join us for a discussion on the Future of Farming, Wednesday 2/27 at 6pm at the New York School of Interior Design (170 East 70th Street, NYC).

Part of Wave Hill’s horticultural lecture series; full details here.

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Happy 2013!

We had a magical 2012.  From new roosters to wild storms, we weathered the unexpected and dug deep to grow a rich crop of good food and new greenthumbs.  Thank you for sharing the season with us.  Happy 2013!

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar

We’re CLOSED for the year, but don’t be sad: you can find our hot sauce, chile salt, pickled peppers and other delish products at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on four (4!!) markets this December.  Check the dates on the calendar.  See you there.

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Hot Sauce for the Hurricane: Sale EXTENDED!

The Eagle Street Rooftop Farm has partnered up with Marlow and Daughters, the Brooklyn Kitchen, Eat and Ovenly to offered a limited edition hot sauce.  You can find the bottles for sale at their sites (map here) and the proceeds from your purchase go towards the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and our friends in urban farming devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

This delish small-batch sauce is made with 100% organic peppers right here on the Rooftop Farm.  We’re grateful for the years of support our amazing community is given us! Now, in this fortunate moment of having escaped farm-damage ourselves, we’re asking you to take all your big hearts and helping hands and direct them to our friends and neighbors.

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How to Help After the Storm

Hurricane Sandy at India Street

Many have asked how they can help after Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City.

We were lucky; the storm tossed a few of our plants around, but no damage we can’t fix before the season ends.

For the more hard-struck among our community of brave New Yorkers, we have this list from Greenpointers.  City-wide, you can lend a hand with these organizations, as well.

Thanks to all of you for your impulse to help and your continued efforts even after the next news cycle begins.

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Storm Update

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.

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