Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard. Image via Brooklyn Grange Farm
The United Nations predicts that by 2015, 88.3% of the population of the United States will live in urban areas. And we’ll still need our greens. New Yorkers have been getting creative with ways to bring locally-produced food in the most sustainable ways they can come up with. Chances are, someone is growing dinner within a mile as you read this. Here are 6 sustainable urban agriculture spots in NYC:
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The newly converted Pfizer Building of Brooklyn welcomes aquaponics. Christopher Taurasi leads VertiCulture, project to raise fish and plants in a technology-aided symbiotic environment. In short, the system has plants use fish waste as fertilizer (that would otherwise hurt the fish) while fish are in turn eating plant waste. VertiCulture’s goal is not only to have the tilapia sold fresh and locally but to also have their sustainable system used in any urban setting.