Friday, May 21, 2010

Uncommon Ground: Chicago’s Certified Organic Roof Top Farm

"The first Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the United States, owned by the restaurant Uncommon Ground, illustrates how green agriculture is possible and functional in an urban environment. The farm, which sits on a 2500 square foot deck of recycled composite material, includes 28 cedar and steel-framed planter boxes and is bordered by 5 solar thermal panels to heat water.

“We made an enormous investment with the idea of producing food for the restaurants and using it to teach and create awareness about the possibilities of urban agriculture,” says co-owner Helen Cameron."

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