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The Rooftop Growing Guide

Think you don’t have enough room for a garden? Then think what it must be like to live in a city.

Now you can explore the idea of creating a natural haven in an unnatural space when Annie Novak, author of The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Garden or Farm!, is the featured guest at Hammertown in Pine Plains Saturday, February 27.

There will be a book signing from 2-4PM. Those attending will receive an array of goodies, including a tote from Madewell and a limited edition seed pack from Hudson Valley Seed Library.

Novak is a food activist and head of The Edible Academy at The New York Botanical Garden. She is founder and director of Growing Chefs, a 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. She has worked with GrowNYC and Greenmarket, Slow Food USA, and Just Food advocating and growing urban agriculture.

Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, Edible Brooklyn and the Martha Stewart Show.

An educator, she teaches locally and nationally and has spoken widely on the connections between people, food and ecology, and the benefits of urban agriculture. In 2012, she was recognized by the Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation Program for her work in New York City.