This week, The Farm Report moves to its new time slot (1o a.m. on Thursdays!), and host Erin Fairbanks is joined in the studio by Viraj Puri, the co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, an urban agriculture company founded in Brooklyn, New York, that grows produce year-round in rooftop greenhouses.

Gotham Greens is a worldwide pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and a leading regional producer of hyper-local, premium-quality, greenhouse grown vegetables and herbs. The company has built and operates over 170,000 square feet of technologically advanced, urban rooftop greenhouses across 4 facilities in New York City and Chicago.

Viraj co-founded Gotham Greens in 2009 and serves as CEO. He has developed and managed start-up enterprises in New York City, Ladakh, India and Malawi, Africa focusing on sustainable agriculture, green building, renewable energy, and environmental design.

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“There’s many different ways to farm sustainably and responsibly, and I believe that the methods you choose have to be well-suited to their unique geographical, economic context.” [5:10] – Viraj Puri