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Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange
Organization Name:
Brooklyn Grange
Primary Address 1:
63 Flushing Ave
Primary Address 2:
Box 116
Primary Address City:
Brooklyn
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11205
Other Locations 1:
Navy Yard Rooftop Farm: Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 3, 63 Flushing AVenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205; Long Island City Rooftop Farm: 37-18 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101
Other Locations 2:
Brooklyn Grange Bees Apiary, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan: Various rooftops
Long Organization Description:

Brooklyn Grange is a business that farms rooftops, builds green spaces, and promotes sustainable living and the local ecology through food, education, and events. Brooklyn Grange believes that social enterprise is a powerful driver of positive change, and that businesses should be a nourishing component of their community.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(347) 670-3660
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Ben Flanner
How often does your organization use social media?:
4-5x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Brooklyn Grange takes a unique, multi-faceted approach to urban farming: cultivating 2.5 acres of rooftop according to organic practices increases access to fresh, healthy foods, but food production is just one of Brooklyn Grange’s goals. They also aim to connect urbanites with food, farming, and nature through education and events; partner with numerous non-profit organizations throughout the city; and to add more green space to the community by designing and installing rooftop farms, terrace gardens, backyard homesteads, and green spaces for private clients and organizations around the city and beyond.
Number of staff/employees:
12
Year Started:
2010
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Garden Education, Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
Brooklyn Grange (BG) Farm is a rooftop farming, green roofing, and community building business located in New York City. Operating the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, BG produces over 50,000 pounds of organic produce a year. The farm also acts as a living laboratory, hosting educational programming and events, and providing consultation on urban farming, design, and installation services to clients around the globe. By making use of the vacant spaces of New York City, BG Farm seeks to create a sustainable model for urban agriculture in addition to nurturing both the environment and public health.
Latest Project:
In April, Brooklyn Grange co-founder Anastasia Cole Plakias published a book about the team’s experience launching and operating the business. The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business is an inspirational story full of lessons that will be helpful to anyone who aims to create a business that does more than just turn a profit.
Areas Served:
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Core Programs:
1. Flagship Farm
2. Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm
3. Brooklyn Grange Bees Apiary
Major Issues:
Farmers Markets/Local Foods, Sustainable Food, Urban Agriculture
Hours of Operation:
Farm Visits and Tours: Saturday Open House in Queens mid-May – October from 11 am to 4 pm. Ticketed Farm Tours: Mondays at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Thursdays at Long Island City May – October 10 am and 11:30 am $10 pp.
Non-profit?:
For Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#roof2016 #farmlunch
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#freshofftheelevator #upick
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