Saturday, July 11, 2009

First Certified Organic Rooftop Farm



Today I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the first certified organic rooftop farm in the country.

Uncommon Ground in Chicago's Edgewater community is a really cool restaurant run by this really cook chick named Helen Cameron, seen in this video describing how she went about installing her rooftop farm atop her restaurant.

I hope this is a trend we'll see much more of in the coming years. What an inspiration.

8 comments:

  1. It was fantastic to be there at this historic, inspiring event and see all the owners and staff of Uncommon Ground have accomplished. What a great day for them and for Chicago, and how great for us to be there!

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  2. Both times that I've been there I wished I had a flat roof where I could do some more gardening.

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  3. I've heard about this garden, and I think that's awesome you went to this. I wish I had thought of it!

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  5. Way to go Chicago! Thanks for an interesting update on rooftop gardening. Nice blog, by the way. -Jackie

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  6. Am glad to note this. Wishes.

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  7. How could I start one at my place. KARNAL near Delhi in India. Please guide.
    What pre-palanning has to be done. We have all the required materials including manure. And a will.

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