Interested in getting involved at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm? Volunteer days are the last Sunday of every month starting on May 31.
Our Summer / Fall apprenticeship program is open. To apply as a July-start apprentice, see the fact sheet below.
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.
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!
Calling all you journalism and PR enthusiasts who also like plants: the Rooftop Farm has an internship open!
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.
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.
Thanks to all of you for your impulse to help and your continued efforts even after the next news cycle begins.
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.