28 Jul 2010, Posted by Josh in awareness,design,lifestyle, 0 Comments
Whenever I walk around the city, my eyes are always drawn to the sky to look for those hints of green. The secretive nature of a rooftop garden tugs at my sense of curiosity and stimulates my imagination.
These private spaces float above it all and provide a refuge to breathe and relax. But not just any space, a green space. New Yorkers know how to deal with space limitations, and have adopted some inventive solutions in curating private green space–AKA terrariums.
For the less eclectic set, there are other options. Options you can inhabit. Like a backyard or local roof. Timothy D. Osborne (The Organic Gardener) is a landscape designer dedicated to exploring new ways to expand on the traditional formal garden, focused on an organic and sustainable approach to design.
His work appears throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, from Crown Heights to SoHo. I can’t help but be inspired by these clean, modern spaces. The interaction between wood, glass, metal, rock, water, and green creates a soothing sanctuary, perfect for book or barbeque.
On the edible end of the organic rooftop spectrum is the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The 6,000 square foot urban farm operates a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, an onsite farm market, caters to area restaurants and hosts a range of educational programs, from composting to beekeeping.
So, look up! Imagine, create, provide, and explore; you may end up being inspired too.