This rooftop garden atop the new Bell, Book & Candle restaurant in Manhattan is one of the most impressive I have seen. It has been featured in the NY Times and this video is from ABC Nightline.
The aeroponic units are called Tower Gardens and are from a company in Florida named Future Growing LLC. Each Tower Garden unit sells for $499 per the website. This is probably a bit pricey for the consumer market but who knows what it might be if there was volume demand .
This is without question a spectacular rooftop garden and the plants look they were grown in a greenhouse, they’re that good. It appears however from the slideshow (click on The Manhattan Project) that they were actually grown in place on the roof. That is most remarkable to me.
It will be very interesting to see how this system progresses in the marketplace. It most definitely looks to have a place in the field of modern urban agriculture. I would love to have a rooftop micro-farm like this and will continue to track these Tower Gardens. Stay tuned.