40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Jennifer Nelkin Frymark

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Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Job Title

Director of Greenhouse Operations


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 Facts

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!""

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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