Intervale Green Rooftop Farm

A Bronx Urban Farm Sponsored by Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)

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It’s official. Corn does grow on rooftops!


We planted two varieties of corn on the roof this season – sweet corn and popcorn. Though gardeners here at Intervale Green have mentioned that they’ve grown corn here for years, I didn’t quite believe that the shallow garden beds here could support such towering vegetable plants! However, its mid-July and we are right on schedule: the corn ears are producing silks, those brown hairs that grow out of the corn cob. Each silk is connected to a kernel that is fruiting, so I’m optimistic we’ll be eating this sweet corn this summer!