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Oct 7 Sustainability Forum LUNCHEON SEMINAR: Look Up, Rooftop Farms Are Synonymous With Sustainability

Oct 7 Sustainability Forum LUNCHEON SEMINAR: Look Up, Rooftop Farms Are Synonymous With Sustainability

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Title: Look Up, Rooftop Farms Are Synonymous With Sustainability


Green roofs are rapidly becoming accepted as the pinnacle of “going green” in urban development. They alleviate the urban heat island effect, saving energy. They curb energy costs by providing insulation for buildings. They help offset carbon emissions, absorb pollutants, and manage storm water. The subset of green roofs, rooftop farms, have the added benefit of providing fresh, delicious, local food. They can be a hands-on educational resource for youth and adults, curbing childhood obesity and teaching lifelong healthy habits. They create meaningful jobs, benefiting the local economy. All this, from otherwise unused space.

Listen to the history of the planning, design, installation, and maintenance of the rooftop farm at Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield, the very first open air rooftop farm on a supermarket. Learn how Green City Growers is taking rooftop farming to new heights, like farming at Fenway Park, and how rooftop farms are becoming more accessible than ever.

Whole Foods – Roof top garden, Lynnfield, MA



100 Cummings Center, Suite 221-E
Beverly MA 01915

Date and Time

Begins: 10/07/2015 11:30 AM
Ends: 10/07/2015 01:00 PM


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Jessie Banhazl, Founder and CEO,Green City Growers

Jessie Banhazl is the Founder and CEO of Green City Growers, a Boston-based urban agriculture business that transforms unused space into thriving urban farms providing schools, restaurants, businesses and communities immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency. Jessie has managed Green City Growers since inception in 2008 to profitability while establishing GCG as the leader in urban agriculture in the Northeast. Jessie was named “…arguably the queen of Boston’s urban ag visionaries” by Stuff Magazine, among the Top 40 Under 40 by Boston Business Journal, Top 30 Under 30 by Zagat, and a Root Cause 2013 Social Innovator. Jessie Graduated from Smith College and worked previously in reality TV production, utilizing her project management, marketing and communications experience when choosing to launch GCG.


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