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More Rooftop Farming Coming to France

More Rooftop Farming Coming to France

Thirty-three teams have been selected by the City of Paris for the Parisculteurs project, which aims to use rooftops and car parks in the capital for vegetable, fish, and hops farming. Among those selected are landscapers, farmers, architects, associations, and start-ups. Thirteen of the locations are being made available by the City of Paris and 20 by partners. Each of the projects show a huge variety in farming techniques, including aquaponics, aeroponics, permaculture, and container gardening. Pénélope Komitès, assistant to the mayor and in charge of green spaces, says these are “concrete responses to the climate and food double challenge that towns and metropolises are faced with.” The 5.5 hectares of farmed plots will help to collect rainwater and reduce urban heat islands. The first farms will be set up at the beginning of 2017, but the City of Paris is already aiming to reach 100 hectares of farmed plots by 2020.

hortidaily.com