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Manhattan Scientists Try Aerial Agriculture

Scientists from Columbia University are receiving federal funding from the National Science Foundation to experiment with ways to make towering rooftops green.

Really green. As in covered in vegetation!

The project's team members aren't talking about growing fruits and vegetables just yet, but they already have high-rise honeybees working away above the city that never sleeps.

Part of the project is to test how well the vegetation grows using a substrate of composted food waste from Columbia University's cafeterias.

Watch the video: Green Roofs: Ingenuity sprouting from the rooftops (NSF)

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