The proprietor of the Battery Roof-top Garden is a partner at a Wall Street-based international law firm, the headquarters of which is based a short walk across Battery Park. He spent over 20 years developing a significant landscape garden in the Hudson Highlands, which is purely ornamental and does not feature edibles. In the City, however, he was inspired him to undertake a project to demonstrate the variety and amount of food that can grown on a green roof by both the fabulous horticulturally-rich rejuvenation of Battery Park, and the commitment by Battery Park City to sustainable building, capped by achievement of LEED “Platinum” status by his building, the Visionaire.
The Battery Roof-top Gardener is active in a variety of New York and national environmental and land conservation groups, and has become increasingly interested in local agriculture, fresh food and sustainable cities. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.