Rooftop Urban Farms Increase Rapidly in New York City
New York City's Rooftop Urban Farms Grow Organic Produce
NYC has seen a rapid increase in rooftop urban farms over the last several growing seasons. In fact, NYC has one of the largest group of rooftop urban farms in the world today. There are a myriad of benefits to rooftop urban farms, some of which are they cool the building below naturally in the summertime and keep it warmer in the winter, reduce carbon dioxide impact, remove nitrogen pollution in rain, reduce noise pollution and provide a home for songbirds.
In order to have a successful rooftop urban farm in NYC, a good system for providing water is an absolute necessity.
A watering system that works expeditiously will expand the cornucopia of plants that can be harvested in your rooftop garden.
The impetus of the founders of rooftop urban farms in NYC is the vast amount of unused expensive, rooftop space sitting idle in NYC. Another impetus for developing rooftop urban farms is the precarious edge we are sitting on, or toppling over, in regard to global warming. Rooftop urban farms help to decrease the need for both heating and cooling energy, which in turn helps to decrease our rate of global warming. Rooftop urban farms also produce wonderful, organic produce that can be eaten locally, thus reducing the carbon footprint of our meal and helping to mitigate our regional impact on global warming.