ANNIE NOVAK is the founder and director of the nonprofit Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program; the Manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in partnership with Goode Green and Broadway Stages.
In her first book, The Rooftop Growing Guide, Novak draws upon her talents as a writer, illustrator, and educator to provide a clear and passionate guide to the benefits of sustainable agriculture on rooftops.
Novak’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wilder Quarterly and Diner Journal, among other publications. A passionate educator, Novak teaches locally & nationally, and has spoken at conferences around the country and internationally on the connections between people, food, and ecology; and the benefits of urban agriculture. In 2012, Novak was recognized by the Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation Program for her work in New York City.
Portrait above (c) Naima Green, photographed in Inwood Park, New York City.