Urban Gardens NYC

The Bronx is welcoming the newly completed Arbor House to the neighborhood. Located at 770 East 166th Street at Tinton Avenue, NYCHA’s Arbor House is a part of the Morrisania community. It is 8 stories high and includes 120,000 square feet of affordable living space—124 units total.

 

But what makes Arbor House different from any other affordable housing development is one of its innovative add-ons: a hydroponic farm on the roof. Fresh, organic produce will be grown right on top of the building, providing a new food resource for the local community.

 

Sky Vegetables is a company based out of Boston that specializes in urban gardening—particularly when it comes to farming. They will operate the new rooftop garden and will oversee a Community Supported Agriculture arrangement, which gives residents the opportunity to purchase shares of the garden’s produce. Local schools, hospitals, and markets will receive about…

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