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CBC TV ‘The National’ covers Lufa Rooftop Farm in Montreal

How do you turn an urban office building into a farm?

CBC TV ‘The National’
July 4, 2013

Below: May 12, 2013, CBC interview with Lauren Rathmell, Lufa’s greenhouse director.

Lufa Farms occupies a 31,000-square-foot greenhouse on a roof in Cartierville-Ahuntsic.

They grow a wide variety of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, chili peppers, lettuce, chards and herbs – many of them less common varieties. The farm is hydroponic — meaning the plants grow in water, without soil. And they deliver their baskets of produce to a hundred or so drop-off points in Montreal so you get it as fresh as possible.

Lufa Farms give regular guided tours around the greenhouse, and there are several today in English, all through the day. (Since it’s Mother’s Day, there’s a basket of produce to win! Take your mom.)

Listen to the interview here.