Dublin City Farm
A Rooftop farm being built from up-cycled materials in Dublin city centre
From their website:
On September 1st 2012 Urban Farm secured Workshops and Rooftop space and The Chocolate Factory, a new creative community developing in an old confectionery factory in the heart of Dublin city centre, where we are researching and demonstrating intensive urban growing techniques, but we will not just be growing food and keeping fowl and bees.
We have begun building facilities to host events & community groups and provide hands-on workshops that teach responsible food production, carpentry, energy-saving systems, ecological cycles, and community self-sufficiency observing organic and& pesticide free practices. We go beyond the normal timber yards and builders suppliers, all materials used are salvaged from waste, meaning most supplies used in the production of the farm have been diverted from landfill, de-constructed and up-cycled on site.
We compost on the rooftop with the help of City Composting Ltd, a new start-up company helping to lower the volume of waste produced, and encouraging the reduction of the city’s carbon footprint. Utilising cargo bicycles to collect and remove the waste material for transfer to the roof top composting facility.
Working with other local businesses to install and maintain rooftop gardens, composting and other creative urban growing projects for the purpose of healthy food production, neighbourhood revitalization, and community engagement, we are also partnering with local sustainable organizations for training communities in growing food—our rooftop farm offers the necessary space for students and teachers to practice their skills while maintaining the garden at the same time. Through cultivating a network of urban farmers, we hope to catalyse social changes that will improve the livelihood and liveability of our city spaces.