Green Enthusiasts + Urban Living = Rooftop Gardens

Green Enthusiasts + Urban Living = Rooftop Gardens

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Marcia Prentice
May 2, 2011
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. Images (from left to right): Images: Civil Eats, New York Times, Milwaukee Renaissance, The Selby, Design Squish Blog
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