Rooftop gardens are all over the SF Bay Area! We aren’t the only area…. you can find them all over, even in New York City. These min-farms provide a great access to fresh eggs and produce. They are fun too, and what better way to learn how things grow!
- Check out Brooklyn’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
- Designs are becoming more innovative to protect the animals (chickens and rabbits) and provide a maximum growing area. Some gardens are almost entirely VERTICAL, imagine waterfalls of tomatoes…. cascading from a large pot higher above.
- Some gardens are in tall buildings (very popular in denser areas or unstable climates) and this method provides a controlled climate and nutrients.
- Nursery Seedlings and special varieties can help in the growing and yield process.
Check your community – there are often clubs and Facebook sites to help you get started and share advice!
YELP! has even helped out with a collection of gardens in the posts: The BEST ROOFTOP GARDENS IN SF Small IS Beautiful!
There are also many events that are FARM TO TABLE if you’d like to get away to a B&B and see the large farms in action!