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Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams stood next to Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna in a classroom at the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick. Flanking Adams, school representatives from Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, and Bed-Stuy were showing off oversized checks written by Adams' office. “We are allocating $167,000 to twelve schools to build out hydroponic greenhouse classrooms,” Adams announced, standing behind a podium, to an audience of science teachers, principals, and representatives of...
A startup is fundraising to build a rooftop aquaponic farm in Bushwick. The guys behind Verticulture farms have outlined a plan to utilize the rooftop of the Old Pfizer building on Flushing, which has been converted into an incubator for small food suppliers, to grow fish and vegetables. We spoke with Ryan Morningstar, one of four Brooklyn-based co-founders of Verticulture this afternoon for a better idea of what the farm will look like. Ryan met...

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