We’re proud to announce the opening of our second annual rooftop garden: RTG:375!
We’ve doubled the size of our garden this year with over 250 plants and dozens varieties including tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, lettuce, strawberries, peas, celery, carrots, spinach, eggplant, basil, rosemary, thyme, peppermint, sage, lavender, oregano and even some herbs we’d never heard of before (agastache? rue??) just for fun…
All staff members of Saatchi & Saatchi NY are welcome to harvest the fruits of our labors throughout the summer (please pardon the pun – it was irresistible). To make the roof more staff-friendly we have installed benches and extended the wireless internet connection – so you can get work done in the sun.
The garden is eco-minded, using compostable SmartPots as well as local and organic elements in its creation. And, finally, we challenged ourselves to come up with an innovative idea to make the garden even more accessible: www.RTG375.com
Developed in-house, RTG375.com is a site that allows you to take in the view through a live webcam, check the weather and, best of all, interact with all the plants outside without ever leaving your desk.
There are three ways to interact with our plants:
-speak (or sing!) to them through your computer microphone
-play them a song via YouTube API
-leverage Google’s text-to-speech technology and Twitter API to tweet to your plants!
This site is online, all the time- through rain and snow, day and night. Keep checking in– there will be even more cool things sprouting up shortly.
Special thanks to Yekaterina Sulima, Katie Nickles, Sharon Showalter, Keith Bunnell, Jessie Swain, Jennifer Wysokowski, May Madarang, Courtney Winegar, and the entire RTG:375 core team of gardeners… we’ll see you on the roof!