Farmer. Writer. Educator.

Farming is not just for growing crops, it is for the cultivation…of human beings!” –Masanobu Fukuoka

Annie Novak is an author, urban farmer, educator, and athlete.  She has worked for the New York Botanical Garden since 2005, founded the food education non-profit Growing Chefs in 2006, co-founded the nation’s first commercial green roof vegetable farm in 2009, and speaks and writes nationally on farming, gardening, and the natural world.  You can find her on Instagram  + Facebook + Twitter

The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Garden or Farm

But let’s turn to another kind of nourishment. If your vegetable garden happens to be on your roof, Annie Novak is the genius for your place. Novak, who is passionate about “people, plants, food politics,” is a co-founder and the head farmer of the nation’s first commercial green roof farm, in Brooklyn.

-The Rooftop Growing Guide reviewed in The New York Review of Books — June 1st, 2016

For more, visit The Rooftop Growing Guide website.

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One thought on “Farmer. Writer. Educator.

  1. Had the pleasure of meeting Annie on her roof garden this past week. Smart, ambitious, righteous and beautiful. Gives me hope to know there are people like her in this world. Makes me want to do more.

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