Anastasia Cole Plakias is co-founder and Vice President of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. A published writer and photographer, Anastasia is a passionate and outspoken crusader for fresh, healthy foods and greener, more sustainable cities. After some years spent freelance writing for magazines, Anastasia landed in the offices of Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, where she took on projects ranging from event production, content creation, marketing and public relations, and of course, eating her way through the menus at New York City’s best restaurants. As a managing partner of Brooklyn Grange, she has run the business’ sales department, created its events program, and manages the farm’s communications and external affairs. She recently completed a book about the business, The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business (Avery Press, April, 2016).