Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Growing Local Economy & Community - Literally

Joel Makower aglow about a cool business idea called "Sky Vegetables" -- growing food on roofs in cities...

"If you look at how many rooftop spaces are out there that can handle a 10,000 to 40,000 square-foot farm, you just keep adding zeroes to it. The economic potential of what we're doing is mind-blowing. But from a more general perspective, we'd be a catalyst in trying to localize food systems and localize vegetables, and protein perhaps as well."

As one who frowns upon unused roof space as wasted space, I love ideas like this.  As far as I'm concerned, a roof should have either solar panels or a roof garden on it.  Why destroy natural habitats to grow food or set up solar arrays when we have untold millions of acres of roof space that we can use?

Read the full article about Sky Vegetables >>

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