Downtownfood, the Leaf Ninja’s, A.B.C and GreenGate Garden Centres have joined forces to take sustainability to a new level. Their mission is to collaborate on a fully integrated urban rooftop garden in order to showcase the versatility and benefits of urban agriculture for our health, community and planet. They have joined to form Calgary’s first urban-agricultural project. Their mission is to create a fully integrated urban rooftop ecosystem in order to showcase the versatility and sustainability of urban agriculture.
The YYC Urban Agriculture Project will feature over 500 square feet of garden complete with a rooftop apiary, solar powered drip irrigation system and over 30 different herbs, vegetables and fruits.
“Our goal is to showcase the capacity for biodiversity and food production that can exist in urban spaces. It is our hope to inspire others to engage in urban agriculture not only for the sake of our health but for the growth of our community and planet” Darren MacLean Chef and owner of downtownfood.
June 11th we placed 2 colonies of honeybees on the rooftop garden! We are excited to have bees on the site and support the project!
More information at www.yycurbanagproject.ca, or on twitter @urbanagproject