University of Saskatchewan Rooftop Garden Provides Food for Students

Posted on July 18th, 2016

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.”

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