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Growing Food In The City – Urban Rooftop Farm in Downtown Toronto

So many people are interested in local and organic food these days, but students from Ryerson University in Toronto have taken the movement one step further by converting a green roof on campus into an urban rooftop farm! As of 2017 they were producing 10,000 lbs of fresh fruits and veggies on their green roof.via: Exploring Alternatives

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They sell the produce at a farmer’s market, to CSA (community supported agriculture) customers, and they give some to the campus food room, which is a place where students can have access to free food./Exploring Alternatives

In addition to growing food on the rooftop, they also have a variety of programs and workshops available to help educate students, faculty, staff, and community members about how to grow food, including a 10-week market garden program.


A multitude of different people are interested in this project, from nutrition and urban planning students, to community members who want to learn how to grow food in their own yards and balconies, to other universities who want to replicate the project on their own campus.//Exploring Alternatives