When direct from the farm wasn't fresh enough for Chef John Sedlar of LA's Playa, he decided to grow their own–on the roof.

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Photographs by Ryan Tanaka

When direct from the farm wasn't fresh enough for Chef John Sedlar of LA's Playa, he decided to grow their own–on the roof.

They settled on 35 compact, drip-irrigated towers to cultivate pac choi (also referred to as bok choi), rare tomato varieties, manar cucumbers, borage flowers, and fresh black garbanzo beans (so amazing when eaten fresh! I grew them long ago for the One Block project).

Find out more about Cielo Verde on Chef Sedlar's blog.

Chef John Sedlar

A salad of micro greens, pac choi, arugula, and spinach made only with produce from the rooftop garden.

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