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10,000 square foot rooftop farm on Bronx hosting complex

Will supply enough produce to meet the annual fresh vegetable needs of up to 4500 people.

Forest House
1071 Tinto, Bronx, NY

Excerpt from Bright Farms website.

Their new state of the art affordable housing complex planned for the South Bronx, NY, will feature a 10,000 square feet (930 sq meters) fully integrated rooftop farm, designed by BrightFarm Systems.

The greenhouse will use left-over heat from the residential portion of the building and water harvested from the greenhouse roof. The farm will be used to provide fresh, perishable vegetables to a local non-profit food cooperative.

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Via Verde housing complex makes rooftop community garden the focus

An orchard on the roof in the Bronx

Earthtechling
June 29, 2012

Excerpt:

The complex features 151 units of affordable rental housing and 71 moderate-income co-op units oriented around a community garden and a series of green roofs. These green areas serve as both a central architectural element and hubs for the community, with the gardens located in a courtyard of the building and the green roofs where the building steps up from 3-story townhouses at the south to a 20-story tower at the north.

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