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The University of Saskatchewan has built a rooftop garden as part of a movement towards local food production and local food security. The abundant harvest will include a diverse crop of vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, and be used by culinary services to feed students.
“It can be done,” Grant Wood, assistant professor of plant sciences, explained in regards to growing food on rooftops. “It’s windy. You need a lot of water, but it can be done. You can utilize basically any space for growing food.”
For more information on cultivating healthy relationships with food, check out our webinar on Food, Drugs & Health.
“If you have the will to make the healthy choice the easy choice, you can truly transform food and by extension people’s mental health as well.”
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