Umbrella House Rooftop Garden
The 820 square foot rooftop garden project atop Umbrella House includes the design of a structural steel frame comprised of W14x6 beams and concrete planking to support the raised 8” planting beds. A stormwater management strategy utilizes a mixture of gravel with the planting soil and aims to serve as an example for urban gardens across the New York City. The first planting was in Spring 2015 and so far the garden has produced zucchini, tomatoes, okra, broccoli, spinach, beets, peas, eggplant, lettuce and Swiss chard, among other vegetables and a plethora of flowers and herbs.
New York Times, Umbrella House: East Village Co-op Run by Former Squatters, by COLIN MOYNIHAN July 17, 2015
EV GRIEVE, [Updated] An urban garden grows atop Umbrella House on Avenue C, July 18, 2015