Productive rooftop farms and gardens around the globe continue to prove that rooftop agriculture is possible. The question, though, is not of feasibility; it is of viability. Is rooftop agriculture viable in the United States given the current environmental, economic, and cultural climates? How can we shape our policies, architecture, and culture to foster the long-term success of rooftop agriculture, particularly at the neighborhood and city scales?
“Eat Up” will reveal how urban rooftop agriculture is feasible at varying scales, depending on what conditions are present. Reshaping our political, architectural, and cultural conditions in an informed way can make rooftop agriculture a reality for more individuals and communities. The book is intended not only to educate the reader as to what is possible, but also to provide a springboard for innovation. As hopefully the first book ever published to exclusively focus on rooftop agriculture, the goal of the book is to explore the subject matter’s potential, to understand our limitations, and to breed inspiration.