Friday, November 4, 2011

The Brooklyn grange Needs Your Vote

The Brooklyn Grange (Rooftop farm in LIC) has been nominated for the BBC's world challenge.  Ben and the Farm need your vote.  Simply click the link below and click on "vote for this project". Here is Ben's request . . .

Hey Everybody, 
I'm writing to ask for your vote in this year's BBC WORLD CHALLENGE.

Two years ago, I started the Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm with a great group.  We intensively grow vegetables on a 1-acre soil-covered rooftop, and sell them to local restaurants and farmer's markets around New York.  We also have bees, chickens, kids, and we launched an educational non-profit this year.  It's a busy place.

Recently, the farm was chosen as one of twelve finalists in the BBC World Challenge, a competition that rewards folks who are turning niche sustainability concepts into business models.  It's an impressive group of 12 finalists who were selected for the challenge, and we are the only rep from the US, so we are very proud to be in the runnings.  After the votes are tallied, the top 3 all receive cash prizes, which would be really helpful as we're preparing to start a 2nd location next spring. 
Click on this link to vote:
Voting ends on November 11th.  And please spread the word by any means - we can use it!  And send me a note, or come to the farm!
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