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City Rooftop Greenhouses
With more and more people moving into the city, urban farming will be required to feed our communities. Less people are choosing to farm meaning our food comes from non-local sources. Worse than that, much of the food we access is genetically modified. But this doesn’t have to be the case.
We may be short on agricultural land but we are certainly not short on space. Rooftop greenhouses are popping up in cities across Canada. Montreal’s Lufa Farms is a fantastic example of a successful rooftop garden.
Added to the recent controversy over the loss of valuable, northeast agricultural land, it’s possible we’re going to need to find other options. Better to start now than wait until it’s too late. Edmontonians keen to keep our food production local and sustainable need to gather, brainstorm, plan and execute. I propose creating a committee of experts, advocates and leaders to work through the stages required to transform drab, under-used Edmonton rooftops into beautiful, sustainable, healthy gardens.