Carpark Rooftops – The New Farms

Touch the Soil News #1698 (Feature Photo – Carpark – CCA SA 2.5 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gnangarra) The Straits Times brings news of the latest action of the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). The SFA is a governmental agency charged with food security from farm-to-fork. The SFA recently awarded 9 tenders for creating food farms on the rooftops of…

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More Food for Uncertain Times – Rooftop Gardens

Positive Future #807 (Feature photo – The Seal of Bangkok – public domain) Global economic sanctions against non-essential workers does not protect the lives of non-essential workers. Those without jobs, healthcare or housing are a risk to health crisis from insufficient calories due to insufficient purchasing power. Complicating the issues is the retraction of global…

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World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Touch the Soil News #1681 (Feature Photo – Lufa Farms Greenhouse – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Fadi Hage) Global News journalist Kalina Laframboise brings us the story of the world’s largest rooftop garden located in Montreal, Canada. Owned and operated by Lufa Farms (https://montreal.lufa.com/en/), this rooftop enterprise covers 163,800 square feet – 3.75 acres. The…

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Asia’s Largest Rooftop Garden in Thailand

Touch the Soil News #1502 (Feature photo – Satellite Picture of Bangkok, Thailand – Public Domain, Leon Brooks) Thomason Reuters Foundation News brings is the story of Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. The university can now boast over how it has Asia’s largest rooftop garden – 75,000 square feet. Established in 1934, the university has…

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Seattle Urban Farm Company

Touch the Soil News #1493 (Feature photo – Seattle Urban Farm Rooftop Garden – courtesy of Seattle Urban Farm) The Seattle Times brings us the story of the Seattle Urban Farm Company. The company grows special-order crops on rooftops for restaurants. The company also provides growing information for households at their website: https://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/ You can…

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Paris, France – Planned Site of World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Positive Future #551 (Feature photo – Agripolis Rooftop Farm – courtesy of Agripolis) BrightVibes journalist Fino Menezes brings us the story of a planned rooftop urban farm in Paris that will be the world’s largest. At peak production season, the rooftop farm will not only produce 1 ton of fruits and vegetables each day, but…

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