Category — Roof Garden
Link to video. A short documentary on urban agriculture in the city of New York.
Three urban agriculture initiatives, the Earth School in Manhattan, a community garden in Bedford St. and the Science Barge in Yonkers.
By Gaël Link
In English and French
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C’est l’histoire de gens qui s’investissent à l’échelle de leur quartier pour promouvoir l’agriculture urbaine.
Les élèves de la Earth School profitent du jardin potager qui a vu le jour sur le toit de leur école, à manhattan.
Les habitants du quartier de Bedstuy, à Brooklyn, organisent une block party pour célébrer les douze ans du jardin partagé Greene Acres.
October 20, 2016 No Comments
Edible Garden City co-founder Bjorn Low was inspired to lead a simple life after working on organic farms in Europe
By Venessa Lee
Oct 3, 2016
Mr Low and his team have built similar gardens on the rooftops of buildings such as Wheelock Place and Raffles City, as well as in schools such as Pathlight, which teaches high-functioning autistic children, and Montfort Secondary.
From its early days with five staff, Edible Garden City has 12 today. And last year, it generated $700,000 in revenue, with a net profit of $100,000.
October 7, 2016 Comments Off on Singapore’s Bjorn Low: Urban farming gave life goal to co-founder of Edible Garden City
“The kids didn’t know flour was part of wheat,” says Tracy Boychuk of Omni’s sister company, The Roof Crop
By Greg Beach
Sept 27, 2016
The would-be wheat farm is atop a landmark building that once housed the Polish National Alliance but now serves as Studio Gang’s headquarters. The rooftop was originally intended to be a wildflower meadow filled with many varieties of pollinator-friendly plants such as butterfly weed, black-eyed susan, and milkweed. Omni Ecosystems were hired late in the year for this project, which limited their sowing abilities. “We knew it would be a mixed bag for establishment, so we threw down this annual that would get us through the winter,” said Molly Meyer, CEO and Founder of Omni Ecosystems. “As it turned out, the wheat did really well.”
October 4, 2016 Comments Off on Rooftop Wheat Field Harvested in Chicago
Resort partnered with Bangsai Agricultural Centre to offer its guests a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested selection of Western and Asian herbs, vegetables and salads in the hotel’s 2,800 square-meter rooftop Hydroponic Farm.
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Hydroponic Farming Design: Makavan Horsuwan and Chauphan Horsuwan, Bangsai Agricultural Centre
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Perched on the third floor overlooking the Chao Phraya River, the hydroponic rooftop farm partnership was sealed out of the passion both the Anantara Riverside and the Bangsai Agriculture Centre have in common, the commitment to providing fresh, healthy and non-toxic products to today’s demanding lifestyle as well as to educate and improve the local community’s competency and knowledge on the benefits of locally produced vegetables.
September 28, 2016 Comments Off on Bangkok’s Resort Rooftop Hydroponic Farm
Her goals are to harvest 10,000 pounds of produce, build hoop gardens or small greenhouse gardens and install a beehive by next year at The University District Food Bank
By Brenda Kay Neth
City Living Seattle
Hanna Duffany, rooftop farmer and the food bank’s food recovery specialist, discussed the beginnings of the rooftop farm.
“Everything here has been planted by seed, except the tomatoes.” She said.
Greens, carrots, and fava beans were just a few of the rooftop crops peeking out from the 1,500 milk crates where they were planted.
September 26, 2016 Comments Off on Seattle rooftop has 4000 crates growing for the food bank
Washington: University of the District of Columbia campus is the largest rooftop farm in the city — 20,000 square fee
The goal is to build an “Urban Food Hub” in each of the city’s eight wards, particularly the poorer ones.
Right on campus is the largest rooftop farm in the city – 20,000 square feet – growing plump Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes and crisp red-stemmed Swiss Chard along the edges (areas of the roof that have the structural integrity to handle larger crops) as well as greens, flowers, and sedum in the interior sections (for insulation and water capture benefits). Much of this rooftop produce – grown mostly by volunteers – gets distributed to UDC’s faculty and staff through a community-supported agriculture program and to D.C. food banks as donations.
September 22, 2016 Comments Off on Washington: University of the District of Columbia campus is the largest rooftop farm in the city — 20,000 square fee
Some apartment complexes tout such amenities as pools and weight rooms, but a new development in Staten Island, called Urby, prefers to crow about the organic farm located in the courtyard of one of two rental complexes
By Andrew Amelinckx
September 8, 2016
Zaro Bates: I went to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University where I studied development sociology. We looked at all of the implications of our global society moving away from being agricultural based toward development of more urban centers. That was kind of my framework for going into doing more hands-on work in urban agriculture.
September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Meet the Woman Who Runs NYC’s First Commercial Farm in a Residential Development
While Faithful Farm is the first NFL vegetable garden, it’s a part of a growing trend at stadiums. There’s already a rooftop farm on the third base side of the Red Sox’s Fenway ballpark in Boston.
By Parija Kavilanz
September 8, 2016
It’s expected to generate 150 pounds of produce each week that will be used to cook up food items for club spaces and private events at the stadium.
The Faithful Farm, as it’s called, isn’t a small garden patch either. It occupies 4,000 square feet of the eco-friendly stadium’s 27,000-square-foot green roof, which features a variety of plants native to the Bay area. The roof also has solar panels used to generate renewable energy.
September 14, 2016 Comments Off on San Francisco: Levi’s Stadium, home of the 49ers (football team), unveils rooftop farm
Will feature a 4,000 sq ft urban farm
Sept 7, 2016
The mall will also feature a 4,000 sq ft urban farm, where the public can learn more about the origins of their food and “adopt a plot” to grow their own products. Coupled with the 12,000 sq ft food garden, Funan will have the largest area set aside for urban agriculture in the Central Business District (CBD).
September 11, 2016 Comments Off on Singapore: Revamped mall to have urban farm, swimming pool, high-tech food court
Last year they were able to get around 900 grams of Green Chilly in a single day from their terrace.
Apr 27, 2016
The climates in Kuwait are so extreme that forget about growing plants in balconies and maintaining them, we often don’t even come to our balconies for spending few minutes together. But that doesn’t stop this couple from spending their leisure time together with a good cause. Their tryst with growing vegetables started around seven years at their balcony. The unimaginable pleasure from this later made them to convert the building terrace into an organic vegetable garden, thanks to the support of his building caretaker. Today in his building terrace, you can see variety of fully ripe vegetables, such as Brinjal, Chillies, Snake Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Beans, Capsicum, Lady’s finger, Yellow Cucumber (Vellarikkai) etc. Cabbage, Cauliflower, Onions are on the early stages.
September 5, 2016 Comments Off on A Terrace Kitchen garden in Kuwait
It yields 1,500 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce each year
By Sandy Reimer
Director, Health + Fitness & Operations
YWCA Metro Vancouver
I always feel brightened by my daily visit to the YWCA Rooftop Food Garden, which sits on top of our Health + Fitness Centre, among downtown Vancouver’s office buildings and high rises. The vibrant, sweet-smelling fruits and veggies make me feel closer to the families who benefit from our garden’s abundance.
Ten years into our gardening project, and it’s still hard to believe that this urban treasure, which yields 1,500 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce each year, was once an ornamental garden. And it all grows in just inches of organic soil!
August 23, 2016 Comments Off on Vancouver’s YWCA Rooftop Food Garden is Ten Years Old
“So consider this year a 2.0. We went out early with seedlings and basically doubled what we did last year with a lot more tomatoes, squash, eggplant, every herb you can think of.”
By Scott Cronick
Atlanta City Weekly
Aug 16, 2016
Guests can also taste four types of tomatoes (Roma Plum, San Marzano Plum, Rutgers and Brandywine), five types of peppers (bell, Cubanelle, Serrano, jalapeno and Thai hot ), and other vegetables including eggplant, cucumber, bitter melon and luffa.
“The chefs personally harvest them,” Batten says. “They put a lot of pride in being able to go out and grow and then harvest. If they need something quick or have an idea for something, they don’t have to wait for an order to come in.”
August 22, 2016 Comments Off on Atlanta Resorts’ rooftop garden takes farm-to-table to a higher level
At Hunters Point South, an affordable housing complex in Long Island City, Queens, a garden club with about 100 members helps tend a 2,300-square-foot communal garden on the 14th floor of one of two buildings.
By Kaya Latermanaug
New York Times
Aug 5, 2016
So far this summer, there has been a bountiful harvest of strawberries, string beans, Swiss chard and arugula, according to Gerard Lordahl, a director of GrowNYC who has helped shape the garden club. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we get over 1,000 pounds of produce by the end of the season,” he said.
GrowNYC will run the garden through the 2017 gardening season and then hand off the operation to garden club members who will elect a board and adopt bylaws. With so many residents on the waiting list, the club is exploring expanding its offerings to incorporate activities for nonmembers, like educational programs for children with an emphasis on where their food comes from, Mr. Lordahl said.
August 10, 2016 Comments Off on New York Building With Communal Gardens
Comcrop CEO Allan Lim at his rooftop aquaponic farm. Mr Lim is optimistic that one day, the roofs of HDB estates and multistorey carparks could house similar urban rooftop farms. Photo: Dios Vincoy Jr For The Straits Times
He has his sights set on building a full-scale farm on a 3,500 sq metre location in Woodlands, with the aim of supplying food production centres and catering companies with leafy greens.
By Cheryl Teh
Aug 5, 2016
Crops like basil and peppermint grow abundantly from vertical racks, and are tended to by several senior citizens and volunteers.
The crops from these racks alone provide over 150kg of produce per month – enough to garnish over 20,000 plates at a restaurant for a year.
August 9, 2016 Comments Off on Singapore: Rooftop farm has crop of new ideas
Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Environment Management division has been pushing to expand rooftop farming in the Valley.
By Shraddha Amatya
August 2, 2016
“The uncontrolled and rapid urbanization puts a lot of strain on of the Valley’s environmental, ground water, land and its capacity to manage wastes,” said Sanu Maya Maharjan, section officer at the KMC Environment Management Division said. “Using rooftops to grow vegetables could prove a viable alternative to supplement vegetables supply in the Valley.”
“The demand for taking the training on rooftop farming has been growing consistently. But we have not been allocate enough time for it,” said Maharjan.
August 5, 2016 Comments Off on Rooftop farming on rise in Kathmandu