Annie Novak is Manager of the Edible Academy (nee: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden) at the New York Botanical Garden; founder and director of Growing Chefs, field-to-fork food education program; and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in partnership with Goode Green and Broadway Stages. Annie has worked with GrowNYC and Greenmarket, Slow Food USA, and Just Food advocating and growing urban agriculture. Her new book on rooftop agriculture, The Rooftop Growing Guide, by Ten Speed Press, was a New York Times Summer Recommendation from Dominique Browning. Among other publications, Annie's work in agriculture has been featured in New York Magazine, Edible Brooklyn, and the Martha Stewart Show; online at Grist, the Huffington Post, and on the Cooking Channel. A passionate educator, Annie teaches locally and nationally, and has spoken at conferences around the country and internationally on the connections between people, food, and ecology, and the benefits of urban agriculture. In 2012, Annie was recognized by the Audubon Society's Women in Conservation Program for her work in New York City.
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