Hip with a Purpose: Village Vines Holds First End-of-Year Fundraiser at Duggal Greenhouse

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Hip with a Purpose: Village Vines Holds First End-of-Year Fundraiser at Duggal Greenhouse

With views of the city, wine from where you stand, and the up-and-coming surroundings of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Rooftop Reds is one of New York City’s hippest hangouts—but its success as the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard stands for much more.

Rooftop Reds founder Devin Shomaker launched his non-profit, Village Vines, to expand sustainable urban agriculture in New York City. On Oct. 23, 2019, the organization hosted its first end-of-season fundraiser right in its own backyard at the Duggal Greenhouse, where Shomaker shared his passion for the local scene. In true Brooklyn form, the event also featured several other non-profits dedicated to various quality of life initiatives in New York City, including Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, City Growers, Drive Change, Emma’s Torch, Green City Force, Groundswell, and Magnolia Tree Center.

The wine and craft beer were flowing, the records were spinning, and the vibes were uplifting as the event raised funds to help support Village Vines’ mission and, in turn, the Brooklyn urban agriculture community as a whole. Duggal Visual Solutions, owner and operator of the Duggal Greenhouse, donated the scenic, waterfront patio of the famous Brooklyn Venue for the evening; it was our way of being friendly neighbors, not to mention, we had a great time ourselves!

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