nova_rooftop-growing-guideIf last week’s news about PS 84’s hydroponic roof got you excited about maybe starting up a green roof now that the weather is cooperating, stroll over to Brooklyn Brewery tonight for a party celebrating the publication of The Rooftop Growing Guide: How To Transform Your Roof into a Garden or Farm. The handy guide to urban gardening was written by Annie Novak, head farmer and co-founder at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, the sprawling herb haven above a Broadway Stages warehouse in Greenpoint.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Andrew Field, one of the many chefs who source produce from Eagle Street, will be whipping up food while he takes a short break form Tacoway Beach (the Rockaway Taco successor returns March 20, according to its Yelp page). Does this sound like a pretty awesome appetizer for your return to Rockaway, with its newly expanded boardwalk? Yes, it does.
For the book (published by Ten Speed Press), the world’s cutest organic farmer (no, seriously, it’s a thing) interviewed fellow fern fiddlers across the land, gathering tips on soil maintenance, crop management, watering, installation– the whole nine yards (or 6,000 square feet, in Eagle Street’s case). She probably nibbled on a ton of yummy carrots and radishes along the way.
You can go ahead and take the book home tonight– hopefully it won’t end up next to that Brooklyn Brew Shop kit you got for your birthday and never opened.
The Rooftop Growing Guide x New York City Launch Party, March 1, 7pm, at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St.; tickets $22.