Due to urbanisation, there has been a drastic change in traditional agricultural settings. Healthy crops that travel a distance to be consumed are less fresh and nutritious. Gotham Greens a Brooklyn urban agricultural and leading regional producer brings a whole new way of farming, convenient for city life. With two other already existing farms, Gotham Green has expanded its farm project to include the world's largest rooftop farm. The structure grows poison-free crops on a rooftop method outside of New York.
Gotham Green is a worldwide pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and a leading regional producer of hyper-local, premium-quality, greenhouse grown vegetables and herbs. The company’s new addition to the greenhouse family is considered the largest rooftop in the world. The farm relies entirely on renewable energy for its 10 million annual crops each year. This is made possible by sophisticated computer control systems that adjust the greenhouse environment to ensure optimal growing conditions all year round.
Their third rooftop farm was designed by William Mcdonough Partners and Heitman Architects. With 50 employees, the 75 000 square-foot farm incorporates climate control which makes it possible to cultivate delicious, nutritious products throughout the year.
The farm is meant to supply to local retailers and restaurants with hyper-local produce, available to be purchased in different places on the same day it is harvested. Gotham Green has also partnered with a variety of social programs, including the greater Chicago Food Depository, Greater Roseland West Pullman Food Networks.