Whole Foods Market Lynnfield - Project of the Week 1/25/16

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Whole Foods Market has always celebrated the difference natural and organic products can make in the quality of one’s life. Located at Market Street Lynnfield, Whole Foods Market is the anchor tenant, with Jacobs Consultants as Architect of Record. This is the first Whole Foods Market in the United States with a rooftop farm, providing an estimated 11,000 lbs of hyper-local produce per year which is then sold inside the store.

The award-winning food roof was designed and constructed by Recover Green Roofs, LLC and all locally sourced materials were used. Maintained by Green City Growers, they say “The produce we get is more nutrient dense and fresher than anything else available, because the distance between where it’s grown and where it’s being consumed is really as minimal as it can be.” The American Hydrotech Vegetable Garden Roof System was used with 10” planting mounds of lightweight growing media laid in 3’ wide rows. The growing media is a Hydrotech LiteTop Urban Agriculture Media blended with Encendia Biochar. The plant varieties are determined in collaboration with the Whole Foods Lynnfield produce department, and Green City Growers assembles a crop map by season. Set up in zones, from Rain Bird drip irrigation delivers water directly to the roots, minimizing waste. In 2016 Recover Green Roofs installed a hoop house to start from seed on site, which is currently growing kale. All produce from the food roof is grown using all organic farming methods and customers love the wide variety of the fresh, local produce of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers on the open air rooftop farm.

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Seeded atop the roof of the Red Sox front office and the Gate A entrance of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park, Fenway Farms is the new 7,000 square foot rooftop garden designed to provide 4,000 pounds of organic produce to ballpark attendees each year. Since its completion for Opening Day on April 13, 2015, Fenway Farms has invigorated what was once an oddly shaped, unused roof into a thriving rooftop farm. The transformation was initially conceived by Linda Pizzuti, wife of Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, as part of an ongoing campaign by the Red Sox to exemplify and promote healthy and responsible ways of living. As such, the project was engineered with sustainability in mind on all levels, is highly visible to ballpark attendees, and has been included as a stop on the official Fenway Park tour.

Covered with a waterproofing membrane from Carlisle, Recover Green Roofs designed and built Fenway Farms using its Recover Aerated Media Module system, which features a series of 5-gallon non-woven fabric-lined crates made of 50% recycled plastic content. Located long the 3rd base side of Fenway Park, the site is equipped with an automated Weathermatic Smartlink drip irrigation system to conserve water while supporting the farm’s rotating array of vegetables and herbs. Crops are sown in locally sourced Vermont Compost Company soil, and Fenway EMC Chefs are incorporated into the process of selecting which plants will be grown each season. They then utilize the weekly harvests in salads and fresh side dishes prepared in the EMC Club kitchen, incorporating a range of arugula, snap peas, and rosemary in the spring season to eggplant and potatoes come the summer months. Fenway officials hope to teach fans and younger folks about the importance of sustainability and healthy living, and Fenway Farms is a tool for that education.

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Whole Foods Market Lynnfield – Project of the Week 1/25/16

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  • Linda Velazquez
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    Graciously led by Brendan Shea of Recover Green Roofs, Aramis and I went on a private tour of the awesome Fenway Farms at Fenway Park on Tuesday, July 7 with our daughter, grandson, and one of my best friends – it is an amazing rooftop the farm!  The veggies are huge!

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