Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Now That's a Rooftop Garden
The Rooftop Garden Project: Liberating Spaces for Healthy Cities
We're doing this as individuals, with no institutional support, on our rooftops in Chicago. This video shows what's being done in the City of Montreal on a much larger scale.
They've opened up a whole new space for community gardening by making SIPs available to large numbers of people. By following their model, a Program isn't limited to existing, and oversubscribed, official Community Gardens, but can include balconies, decks, plazas and other common areas.
Inside Urban Green has more to say about the Montreal Project.
Is it just a matter of approaching the right politician(s), Hello Alderman Manny Flores!, to make this happen here?
Anyone else out there want to do this in Chicago?