You know “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, well now a Garden Grows in the Bronx. Atop St. Patrick’s Home in the Bronx, a vegetable garden has been in operation for about four years now.
A story in the Norwood News has the details:
The green roof at St. Patrick’s, a rare sight in the Bronx, was initially started for recreational use, but has now grown to accommodate the growth of scallions, mint, and lemongrass–just some of the ingredients the kitchen crew adds to some of their daily dishes. It’s also saved the home money….
In a borough where fresh options are scant, Frank LaFranco, director of engineering at St. Patrick’s, maintenance employee James Brady, and HVAC Supervisor Martin Feeney, have made it possible to access eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, and more via a quick elevator ride, as opposed to a trip to a produce market.
The lofty oak from a small acorn grows.