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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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How to Help After the Storm

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, [...]
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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 [...]
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