Urban gardens take root on rooftops

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High above new york city streets, gardeners are raising fruits and vegetables in rooftop gardens. Some are simply cultivating plants for the fun of it, others are doing it for the environment.

At P.S. 6, an elementary school on New York’s Upper East Side, plans are underway to transform one-third of its roof into a vegetable and herb garden, which will supply food for the cafeteria. The school is using about $950,000 in city funds that it has put aside, and parents and alumni are providing almost a half-million dollars more.

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