Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture

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Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture
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General info

This half-day course discusses practical applications of green roof and wall technologies that can be used to implement productive rooftop farming initiatives. Case studies focused on pioneering urban farming operations describe key factors for project success.

Learning Objectives

  • What are the benefits of rooftop based agriculture
  • What are the different business and governance models of urban agriculture
  • What are the main challenges of rooftop agriculture
  • How do you implement a rooftop based agriculture project?

Learn about multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies drawn from across North America.

Scope of Course

This course discusses practical applications of green roof and wall technologies that can be used to implement productive rooftop farming initiatives with case studies focused on pioneering urban farming operations.

About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems in collaboration with the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). The Lyson Center is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).

 

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