Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rooftop Agriculture - the new frontier for Roofs & Green Roofs!

We are speaking for an audience in St, Johns County today about the virtues of rooftop permaculture.
Green Roof Agriculture - Cherry Tomatoes, MetroVerde

I believe rooftops are the new frontier for Florida agriculture and the agriculture of the world.  There are acres and acres of available growing spaces in the cities and Urban Core!  Of course we will be forced to learn maximization practices and understand new constraints never before encountered in agriculture but the rewards are enormous! High value crops such as organic herbs, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, greens, spinach, beans, corn and more can be easily grown of the green roof and without much soil.

We believe a large portion of the new Gross Domestic Product will be organic, local food in the future as transportation costs increase, fuel is scarcer and poisons applied more and more to GMO based crops.

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