Vancouver company installing vertical garden in parking garage

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Vancouver company installing vertical garden in parking garage

VANCOUVER—On the sixth floor of a downtown parking garage, a farming valley is being carved out of concrete.

Vancouver-based Alterrus Systems is installing its vertical farming system, which can grow up to 80 varieties of leafy greens, on the parkade’s rooftop — the first North American commercial farming operation in a parking lot.

Urban gardening has been around for decades with non-profits such as City Farmer urging residents to grow food at home in backyards, community gardens or on flat roofs.

Michael Levenston, executive director of the organization, believes more commercial ventures will follow if it is successful.

“The new thing, the next thing, is taking it to the commercial level, so it’s not just in backyards,” says Levenston.

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/1249959--vancouver-company-installing-vertical-garden-in-parking-garage

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he facility occupies about 560 square metres on the top level of the parkade. It is surrounded by taller commercial buildings so it’s protected from wind but is high enough that sunlight is plentiful.
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Alterrus’ goal is to harvest 68,000 kilograms of produce a year — 225 to 320 kilograms a day, four to five days a week.

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 Nothing like a little bit

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Better quality air than

Better quality air than crops from California have to deal with. Eye-wink

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This is good stuff right

This is good stuff right here.