Michael Tyburski

Film of the month: Brooklyn Farmer

A short film documenting the months of effort and careful planning by Brooklyn Grange a rooftop farming cooperative, to turn an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” 

Brooklyn Farmer gives viewers a candid view of what it takes to make an urban farm sustainable and profitable. It also adds credibility to the idea that urban farms can be profitable, if you know what you’re doing.

Brooklyn Farmer
Directed by Michael Tyburski, 27mins, USA, 2013
Rent or buy

Image credit: {group theory}

Posted in: Film Of The Month
Date: April 6, 2015