The 30 Rockefeller Center: Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Center is considered the birthplace of New York’s signature brand of elegance and amusement. Memorable experiences may be had at this kind of place where the excellent cuisine, the exemplary service, and the city skyline come together to produce something truly unforgettable.
This event’s center history is as brilliant as the bright city lights surrounding it, given that it was established as the true pinnacle of New York entertainment in the early 1900s.
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112
Rainbow Room is renowned for hosting memorable events. Events hosted here have been graced by country presidents and politicians, honorable people and dignitaries, and the greatest names in entertainment. That said, they have come to define New York City celebrations. Moreover, it was established as a place of great organic food with plenty of healthy options.
Urban Garden Boston took part in a project geared to bring healthy and fresh options to the bigger city. This culinary program of The Rainbow Room will benefit from the fresh fruits, vegetables, and ingredients provided by this rooftop garden.
The garden, which is 11 floors above the main 30 Rockefeller Center floor Center in New York City, is the first move for a renovation of what was previously known as the “International Garden.”
This was undoubtedly one of several big-city rooftop gardens installed throughout 1935 as part of more significant developments within the Rockefeller Center. According to estimates, the garden will produce a total of 615 pounds of produce each year during its first season.
Green City Growers and our friends have been growing fresh vegetables and herbs together since 2009. After starting with a rooftop growing system in kiddie pools, raised-beds, and indoor systems, it made sense to grow together with a full-scale production farm – Hannah Farm!
Address: Harbor Islands- Long Island, Boston, MA, Quincy, MA 02171, USA
Urban Garden Boston Farming Systems
Hannah Farm is a 34-acre in-ground farm that was built on a location of a formerly productive farming zone or agricultural area. It includes greenhouses, a vegetable washing facility, general storage, and a packing station.
Urban Garden Boston provided financial assistance for the overall restoration of the farm and will continue to collaborate with community members on farm upkeep. According to preliminary projections, the farm will produce over 9,000 pounds of organic food each year, including vegetables like radishes, basil, cucumber, zucchini, green beans, bok choy, and kale.
B.GOOD established Hannah Farm, an agriculture zone located on a tiny island off the coast of Boston. It officially opened its doors in 2016, and in just a few years, this piece of land has made a significant difference. We have collaborated, and as a result, we produced more than 25,000 lbs. of safe, organic, and healthy food. This was even more than 75% that was donated to Boston.
We developed this project as some sort of a test farm for us to experiment and explore with sustainable farming practices that we can share with our stakeholders and partners across the country. Here, we also taught our volunteers about these new farm practices while involving them in enjoyable team-building activities.
Whole Food Market: Lynnfield Massachusetts
This 17,000 square foot rooftop farm at Lynnfield, Massachusetts, certainly offers suburban supermarkets the best to offer. The Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield, which opened in August 2013, is the biggest in New England and the only open-air rooftop farm on top of a supermarket in the nation.
Urban Garden Boston takes care of all of the farm’s continuous upkeep, from seedlings to ready-to-harvest crops, and integrates our hyper-local, sustainably-grown, and organically produced food into the produce section of many grocery stores.
All of the products made are available for sale or maybe utilized in prepared meals, which results in zero food waste endeavor.
Address: 427 Walnut St, Lynnfield, MA 01940, USA
Urban Garden Roof Whole Food Market System
One-hundred and seventy thousand square feet of rooftop garden space above this 45,000-square-foot shop generate more than 5,000 lbs. of organically grown and produced vegetables each year.
Our team from Urban Garden Boston planned and built the roof, and our construction crew is also responsible for its maintenance. Installation of a passive solar setup on the top allowed the production of vegetables to retain the productivity and yield all year round in 2015.
Produce is supplied to customers straight from the rooftop farm, which is just 25 feet below. In addition to “rooftop produce,” the Whole Foods Market of Lynnfield is actually the first-ever large supermarket chain to offer its customers a more sustainable option, including everything from basil and leafy greens to vegetables like tomatoes.
The majority of the veggies are sold in their raw state, with only fresh produce being processed into prepared meals for sale. Fruit and vegetables sold at the shop are priced at a similar level to their non-rooftop equivalents. This isn’t simply a local issue. That’s what I mean by “ultra-local.”