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Famous Paris Department Store, Boulevard Haussmann, has Rooftop Food Garden

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Housing 150 plant varieties and a fully organic, chemical-free soilless cultivation system made from 5,400 square feet of hemp and wool panels that recycles its entire water usage.

By Trendstop.Com
June 17, 2015

Excerpt:

In Paris, Galeries Lafayette is taking up the challenge to make the city a more bio-diverse and eco-friendly place with a new urban farming initiative. The famous department store has teamed up with the French Association of Soilless Cultivation to create a hanging fruit and vegetable garden, which is the first instalment in an ongoing citywide project aiming to not only inspire city dwellers to ‘grow their own,’ but also to develop a new economic activity for the capital.

The rooftop of the flagship Boulevard Haussmann store has been transformed, housing 150 plant varieties and a fully organic, chemical-free soilless cultivation system made from 5,400 square feet of hemp and wool panels that recycles its entire water usage. Far from being a small-scale production, the project has been dubbed ‘Paris sous les fraises’ (aka ‘Paris under strawberries’), with 900lbs of fruit already harvested on site and all the edible flowers, fruit and herbs being distributed among chefs working in partnership with the scheme.

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