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Nikita farm fresh vegetables could be right over our heads literally.
New York city's planning department hoping to tap into rooftop space for farming.
The idea is to build greenhouses.
Over commercial buildings and make them available to farmers all over the city Laura Ingle is live from a rooftop garden in Manhattan is.
-- the it is possible making you're looking it over 700 tomato plants.
That are growing -- -- he -- vinaigrette factor at New York's upper east side.
These tomatoes will eventually be picked is sold at the market downstairs put in deli salads and also -- -- for sauces.
At the restaurant is one example of how this one businesses making -- work and it's more than just a trend.
Is a lifestyle that many hope will sustain a lot of people in the near future.
It might be hard to think of a city like New York as farmland but these rooftops could soon become fields -- Green if it environmental proposal gets a Green thumbs up.
There -- buildings around the city that have.
Large flat -- particularly in industrial neighborhoods.
Where you could fit a rooftop greenhouse without entertainment -- of the building systems there -- People who are already doing this today but we know that they're running into a -- height limit tourism and -- area limit.
The propose -- changes would allow more greenhouses to be built on commercial buildings and permit open air farms on both commercial and residential ones.
All to promote the development of local urban food production and help grow jobs.
That's a blend of about seven very different varieties of what -- there.
Perched on a flat roof -- Brooklyn -- Torre's got them greens yields over 100 tons of produce year round.
Selling to local grocers and restaurants it's -- of a handful of successful rooftop farms which encouraged the zoning changes.
This is the highest quality -- you can buy in New York City it's -- harvested when it's right it's.
Run only a few miles away from someone's plate -- supermarket shelves.
Okay so we know that -- in general is not easy take a look at the other greenhouse as part of this business imagine hauling all of that equipment.
Up on top of the -- you see the New York City skylight -- back of it.
So it's a lot of work in the top farmers know that this is never gonna replace conventional farming in the -- that we see in the stores but.
It will definitely be sustaining a lot of people when I look at -- -- and I love it thank you coming up --
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