book teaser

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.

4 Comments on “book teaser

  1. Lauren:

    This blog is a fantastic foray into a growing field and one that all of us need to learn more about. Getting information out to homeowners and neighborhoods is a great step forward. We are eagerly awaiting Eat Up!

    Nancy

  2. G_space has installed the first phase of our intensive green roof. The intensive section, utilized for urban farming has an 8″ -12″ soil depth over GLTi patented interlocking green roof panels. The GLTi panels are flexible and can be field cut to any configuration. This modular approach allows for easy future expansion of the green roof. The panel system is installed over 4″ of high density polyisocyanurate insulation board, providing R=20 insulation and ample protection to the roofing membrane from gardening activities such as digging or staking plantings.
    We are having success in growing tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, beets, zucchini, cucumbers, radicchio, ect
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  3. I can’t wait to READ THIS BOOK. I think this is a wave of the future, especially here in North Carolina where keeping plants just a bit warmer can extend us to THREE summer plantings from a spring, summer and fall seasons. Imagine what rooftop can do for cooler climes. Given the number of people around here that appreciate farmer’s markets and would like bigger gardens, I know there’s going to be a bunch of interest, at least from the folks my neighborhood.

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