Monday, June 26, 2006

Rooftop garden

This week, I want you to discover the rooftop gardening project.
An amazing group of volunteers is creating green spaces just above our heads. They use alternative agricultural techniques from around the world. They have combined hydroponics, permaculture and organic gardening principles to develop soil-less growing techniques that are ecologically sustainable, affordable and light-weight enough to be used on rooftops, balconies, walls and other small urban spaces.

Their demonstration gardens are growing on the top of UQAM and on the roof of Santropol Roulant, a restaurant located on St-Urbain Street in Montreal. The vegetables are given to elderly persons losing their autonomy.

If you are interested in building a healthy community in your neighbourhood, learning ecological gardening techniques or even taking yoga classes in the rooftop gardens, consult the Rooftop Gardens website.