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New affordable Bronx development will feature a rooftop aquaponics greenhouse

Rendering of the Bedford Green House courtesy of Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/Architects LLP and Hollister Construction Services

Half of the greenhouse space will utilize aquaponics, with the other half focused on growing crops like kale, spinach, and arugula.

By Devin Gannon
6 Square Feet
November 15, 2017

Excerpt:

Residents will also be able to work with Project Renewal’s horticultural therapist to grown their own food all year round. Additionally, chefs from the nonprofit’s Culinary Arts Training Program will teach healthy cooking classes in the rooftop greenhouse’s demo kitchen for residents and their neighbors in the community.

Resident’s exposure to green living will carry throughout Bedford Green House, as the lobby and exterior façade will feature cascading plants, vines and green walls. The vines will be both aesthetic and functional as they’ll absorb solar radiation in the summer and then allow it to warm the building when they shed their leaves in winter, thus reducing the building’s energy usage.

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