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Front yards not only look picture-perfect. In big cities, vegetables grow high in the sky.

Now a Brooklyn startup is drawing on unused rooftops to grow botanicals for its skincare products.

Spread across 3 rooftops, 50 different plants are sprouting in local compost. Crops are fertilised with tea, and irrigated by rainwater – automatically, thanks to solar energy.

Nets and products made from neem oil and olive-oil soap deter pests from the camomile, roses, calendula and co.

The plants are harvested by hand and gathered in recyclable linen bags. The end product comes in a reusable aluminium bottle.

The founder is passing her knowledge of urban cultivation and the cosmetics industry to the wider community.

And there is more sustainable skincare.

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