May 9, 2013 - 15:44
Jennifer Nelkin Frymark



Job Title

Director of Greenhouse Operations


Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Designed and is currently operating the nation's first commercial scale urban rooftop greenhouse; Has been responsible for running productive greenhouses in varied and extreme climates: in the desert Southwest; the Caribbean; on a barge in the Hudson River; and the South Pole.


Favorite food: "I feel like I should say salad, but it's definitely dessert." Hobbies: Buddhist studies and meditation.

Fun Fact

She'll grow anywhere: Jenn lived in Antarctica operating greenhouses at both McMurdo and South Pole stations. "I didn't see the sunset for five months!"