The Selby meets Annie Novak the urban farmer

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Three stories up in the air, the power of an idea & fresh food are growing…

You have probably heard of Todd Selby, the brains and photographer behind the revolutionary project The Selby, which offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces. Perhaps less familiar however, is Eagle Street rooftop farm, a 6,000 square foot green roof organic vegetable farm located atop a warehouse in Brooklyn.

At Eagle Street, Annie Novak and Ben Flanner supply locals with an onsite market during New York City’s growing season, as well as running a range of farm-based educational and volunteer programs. Head farmer Annie grows everything from rare types of kale to radishes, and also keeps hens and bees on the rooftop.

Eagle Street farm is America’s first commercial rooftop farm, the project is a figurehead of the potential for refitting green spaces back into our cities, and The Selby really captures the beauty and spirit of the place, a simple and Eden-like getaway high above the concrete jungle that is New York – look at these pictures and try not to smile!

To see more of the views of Eagle street taken by Todd, don’t forget to visit The Selby, and if you would like more information about the farm visit Eagle Street’s website.