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Roofs in NYC can be hard enough to put yourself on, let alone anything besides a metal folding chair or a milk crate. Some people are determined enough, and manage to set up their roof tops with couches, canopies and kiddie pools. And then there’s people like Annie Novak who make the rest of us look like slackers by putting a working farm on their roofs. Novak is co-founder of Rooftop Farms in Greenpoint, and you can buy their produce at their weekly stand or eat it in restaurants around Brooklyn. Tonight at Pete’s Candy Store, she’s the speaker at the Open City Dialogue series. She’ll tell you how you too can grow edible plants on your roof, and maybe some stories about traveling the world to hang out with sheep and blueberries.

OCD Lecture Series with Annie Novak of Rooftop Farms
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, btwn Frost and Richardson [Williamsburg, Brookyln]
Monday, October 5, 7:30pm

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.