MON-A06: FOOD ROOF: A Case Study on Elevated Urban Agriculture

American Society of Landscape Architects

#4195409

Monday, November 9, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Overview

FOOD ROOF Farm is a case study of the first rooftop farm in St. Louis, which educates the community, exhibits environmental benefits, exemplifies sustainable building techniques, creates productive green roofs, and enhances biodiversity through leveraging an under-utilized rooftop in an urban environment. Learning Objectives - Learn how urban agriculture improves human health, creates more resilient communities and bolsters economic development. - Explore the possibilities for growing food on a rooftop. - Learn about the challenges and successes of getting the FOOD ROOF Farm built. - Understand the vital role that landscape architects play in transforming urban spaces into edible landscapes.