Annie Novak
Annie Novak 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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Classes by this instructor

Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips for high-yield results. Get your sprin more...
03/12 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Novak
Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But rooftop spaces have their own unique challenges for soil maintenance, watering, crop management, installation, and more. Annie Novak, cofounder of America's first fully landscaped green roof commercial vegetable farm and more...
02/20 We 06:15pm-09:15pm Novak