Today's featured farmer is the Koru Collaborative, growing in New York. Farmer Teryl Chapel and his team have been busy. They've recently installed several aquaponic and greenwall systems in restaurants and other urban sites.
Teryl has this update to share with the Upstart Farmers Community:
The roof garden at Page Restaurant.
"The 2 edible greenwalls and aquaponic grow [system] I installed for Page Restaurant in Sag Harbor are doing well and being harvested regularly. I have trained a young employee of the restaurant to manage all three systems."
The Harlem Rooftop at the Kennedy Center has a recently installed green wall.
"We just planted our first 16 out of 50 towers at the Harlem rooftop site at the Kennedy Center and tied the towers in with our 2 deepwater troughs. For a young aquaponic system, it is doing pretty well in spite of aphid problems. We introduced ladybugs and have been manually washing the plants. The aphids seem to especially favor the Russian Red Kale."