Upcoming Events + Workshops


Sunday, June 12th – The Resiliency Network in Portland, ME – Workshop & Harvest Dinner – More information soon

Past events

Thursday, February 11th 2016 – Franny’s in Brooklyn, NY – Harvest Dinner – More information – SOLD OUT –

Thursday, February 18th 2016 – The New York Public Library – Lecture – More information

Friday, February 19th 2016 – Terrain at Styers in Philadelphia, PA – Harvest Dinner – More information – SOLD OUT –

Wednesdays, February 24th & March 2nd – New York Botanical Garden Midtown Education Center: Rooftop Gardening – Class – More information

Friday, February 26th – The New York Botanical Garden Member’s Preview of the Orchid Show in Bronx, NY – Lecture & Signing – More information

Saturday, February 27th – The Rooftop Growing Guide at Hammertown in Pine Plains, NY – Book Signing – More information

Saturday, February 27th – The Rooftop Growing Guide with Camille Beccara at Hammertown in the Hudson Valley, New York  – Harvest Dinner –  – SOLD OUT –

Monday, February 29th – Greenlight Book Store in Brooklyn, NY- Panel Discussion & Signing – More information

Tuesday, March 1st 2016 – The Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, NY – Launch Event – Tickets and more information – SOLD OUT –

Wednesdays, March 9th, 16th & 23rd 2016 – New York Botanical Garden Midtown Education Center – Class: Small Scale Vegetable Gardening – More information

Saturday, March 12th & Sunday, March 13th 2016 – The Organic Growers School 23rd Annual Spring Conference in Asheville, NC – Class: A Tour of The Rooftop Growing Guide- More information

Monday, March 14th 2016  – The Rooftop Growing Guide at Malaprops Books in Asheville, NC – Presentation and Signing – More information

Thursday, March 17th 2016 – New York Botanical Garden Midtown Education Center – Class: The Urban Garden as a Living Landscape – More information

Saturday, March 19th 2016 – The Rooftop Growing Guide x The New York Botanical Garden – Lecture: Growing in Every Available Space (generously funded by Senator Jeff Klein, 34th District) – More information

Sunday, March 20th 2016 –  The Rooftop Growing Guide + Higher Ground Farm x Boston Public Market in Boston, MA – Workshop & Signing – POSTPONED

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 – Terrain in Westport, CT – Class: Homegrown Hot Sauce – More information

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 – Madewell in Washington, DC – Workshop – More information soon

Tuesday, April 6th 2016 – The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY – Class: Grow it, Eat it – More information — SOLD OUT

Thursday, April 7th 2016 – Madewell in Brooklyn, NY – Workshop – More information

Sunday, April 10th 2016 – Noble Rot in Portland, OR – Harvest Luncheon & Rooftop Tour – More information

Sunday, April 10th – Madewell in Portland, OR – Workshop – More information

Wednesday, April 14th – Book Larder in Seattle, WA – Author Talk + Signing – More information

Sunday, April 17th – The Lowline in New York, NY – Panel discussion – More information

Sunday, April 24th – Earth Day Saint Louis! with Food Roof -More information

Wednesday, April 27th – The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis, MN – More information

Thursday, April 28th – Local Foods in Chicago, IL – Midwest Launch Event – More information

Friday, April 29th – Madewell in Chicago, IL – Workshop – More information

Saturday, April 30th – Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL – Lecture & Signing -More information 

Saturday, April 30th – Eataly in Chicago, IL – Class: Herbs at La Scuola – More information

Monday, May 2nd – The Rooftop Growing Guide at Food Book Fair, Brooklyn, New York – Class: with Annie Novak & Sam Anderson of Mission Chinese – More information

Wednesday, May 11th – The Rooftop Growing Guide x The Brooklyn Grange in Brooklyn, NY – Class: Urban Gardening with Native Plants and Pollinators – POSTPONED

Saturday, May 14th – Trade Secrets in Connecticut – Book signing – More information

Thursday, May 19th – 92 Y, New York, NY – Annie Novak in Conversation with Eli Zabar – More information

Sunday, May 22nd – Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA – Lecture & Workshop – More information

Praise for The Rooftop Growing Guide:

“[A] blueprint to reimagine thousands of underutilized acres in urban environments.”Will Allen, MacArthur fellow and author of The Good Rooftop Growing Guide organic urban farming gardening how to guide to do it yourself ( DIY ) by Annie NovakFood Revolution

“Annie Novak explores every imaginable detail of how to turn any community’s acres of unused rooftops into deliciously productive gardens.”Chef Rick Bayless, chef/owner of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and XOCO Chicago

“[F]illed with essential information about how to grow food on the alien plains of building tops.”Joan Gussow, professor and author of This Organic Life


We want to see more green thumbs up on the roof! Invite The Rooftop Growing Guide to your city and learn how to get growing.

Contact Annie Novak to learn more —


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