Melissa and Wythe sit down at the Heritage Radio Network studio in Roberta’s to chat with Ben Flanner, co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Grange, to talk about the history and future of rooftop farming.
Ben walks us through the decade-long history of Brooklyn Grange, which has led the field in turning rooftops into farms in NYC. We talk about the challenges that face rooftop farmers, the innovations that have led their business model to work, the different kinds of crops grown across the many Grange rooftops, and what the future holds. We also brainstorm about edible meadows, urban food forests, and the general eater’s shifting awareness about food and agriculture’s links to climate. It’s a special conversation, and we hope you’ll give it a listen!
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