taking it to the roofs…
rooftop agriculture

From a few personal plants that might include some herbs to full on community agricultural plots, people are using their rooftops in bold new ways. Well, maybe not so new. City dwellers have long turned to their rooftops to bring a little peaceful green space into their lives, only now, it’s becoming a trend.

Limited square footage and a lack of personal space in city apartment housing means people have gotten creative with their urge to grow. A rooftop garden gives a whole new meaning to the idea of a living roof. They’re green powerhouses, keeping the spaces below warm in winter and cool in summer. They also absorb rainfall, which means less stormwater down the drain, and less erosion. Add in the healthy habitat for birds and insects and you’ve got a reason to climb up and get planting. Continue reading