Bus trip: Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm and Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Description: **Please register for this trip by Sunday, June 22.**
Brooklyn Grange includes two rooftop vegetable farms, totaling 2.5 acres and producing over 50,000 pounds of organically grown vegetables each year. Tour the farm located atop Building No. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard with Brooklyn Grange president, co-founder, and head farmer Ben Flanner. Towering twelve stories over the East River, the Navy Yard Farm comprises a massive 65,000-square-foot roof and was installed in 2012 with support from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Initiative. From the Grange, we will travel to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with its new green-roofed visitor center for a guided tour of the Native Flora Garden expansion—a newly planted area that features a cultivated pine barrens and a meadow modeled after Long Island's Hempstead Plains. The new habitats include native species, many of them rare or threatened and most propagated from seeds legally collected in the wild.
The bus departs from Aurora Park Drive in Easton at 8 a.m. and from the Route 50 westbound and 404 Park and Ride at 8:20 a.m. An additional stop at the 301/291 Park and Ride for Chestertown-area participants will be added upon request. The bus will depart for home at 6 p.m. Pack a lunch to eat on the bus. Dinner can be purchased at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Terrace Café. Please contact Ginna Tiernan at email@example.com or 410-634-2847, ext. 27 with your pick-up location.
$Fee: $110 members, $135 non-members includes transportation, driver gratuity, admission and guided tour
Click here to register for the Brooklyn Grange/Brooklyn Botanical Garden bus trip.
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm photo by Les Loups