Green Enthusiasts + Urban Living = Rooftop Gardens

You wouldn't expect a garden to be on the roof of a building. One of the disadvantages to living downtown in a high-rise building is not having a yard. However, many buildings are taking advantage of the rooftop area to include a pool, lounge area, or rooftop garden. I am all for the growing trend of adding a green element to our city's industrial buildings.

When I first heard of rooftop gardens, I expected a few plants and flowers. I was happy to find examples of buildings that transformed their entire rooftop into an actual garden, even including produce. I would love to see more renters have the opportunity to grow fresh fruit and vegetables on their building's rooftop.

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Images: Civil Eats, New York Times, Milwaukee Renaissance, The Selby, Design Squish Blog

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.