EcoStation:NY’s Farm-In-The-Sky, Bushwick

A rooftop garden led by kids aims to raise awareness of food justice for the community, while growing delectable fresh greens

Between the blocks of stunning graffiti in Bushwick lies a newly renovated building that will soon become a community center named Mayday. Located steps from the Jefferson stop on the subway’s L line, the space at 214 Starr Street will host a bar, fair-trade cafe and events area (with profits supporting free public programming and social justice initiatives), and will also operate as a co-working …

Patch Herb Planters

Grow your own food with a simple system designed for urban dwellers

Greens find a new home in the city with self-watering windowsill planters from Patch. The brainchild of founder and CEO Kent Houston, the planters are just one part of Patch’s solution for bringing agriculture into personal living spaces. The environmentally and community driven start-up focuses on educating people about the benefits of urban agriculture efforts and the little ways they can make a difference. By …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Back To The Roots

Coffee grounds become delicious fungi in our look behind the scenes of a food start-up

There is an unassuming warehouse on an industrial street in Oakland, California that has some surprising contents. Behind the large rolling door are rows of thousands of plastic sacks filled with fungi. Back To The Roots is young company with a simple mission: provide people the tools to grow their own food at home. Our latest video explores the process of taking discarded coffee grounds …