Frieda Lim, a Gowanus resident, creates a rooftop garden with a sub-irrigated planter system (the full plan for the system is available at cheap-papers.com). This planter technology is said to cut down on soil contamination…our guess is because the top soil, which receives the contamination from the air, never receives water which would send the harmful in the chemicals from the top soil into the plants roots.
Channel 12 has the report here.
PS 133 has a series of markets from 10am to 1pm for people to learn how to do rooftop Gardens and window units. Go Green Thumb!