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Montreal: Secret garden – Palais des Congres shares rooftop harvest

Each year the garden produces around 650 kilos of food, and much of the produce is used by the congress centre’s official caterer to feed delegates at the Palais.

CTV News
July 22, 2017

Excerpt:

The garden also functions as a teaching tool, to show building owners and managers how to create green roof-tops.

What’s more, it houses an experimental lab for urban agriculture techniques.

“The space that we use to produce the same quantity of strawberry is less because we are vertical farming,” Asselin explained.

Vertical methods also allow the berries to grow quickly, in addition to taking up less space than traditional farming.

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