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Rooftop farming at the Javits Center
© Javits Center / David Sundberg/Esto
As part of the upcoming expansion project of Javits Center, New York City, a one-acre rooftop working farm will be constructed, enabling staff to grow up to 40,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables annually. The harvest is planned to be directed to the convention centre's kitchens where the catering staff will create a roof-to-table experience for customers throughout the year. Brooklyn Grange LLC, a rooftop farming company specialising in urban farming, will manage the farm and cultivate a diverse array of crops, including carrots, cucumbers, herbs, salad greens and tomatoes.