January 15, 2019

What’s up on the roof

Welcome to our Green Roof!

Total area:           6,426 sq. ft  /  597 m2
Garden beds:       3,865 sq. ft  /  360 m2
Decks:                 1,091 sq. ft  /  101 m2
Paths & others:   1,470 sq. ft  /  136 m2

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Soil depth: 8 inches

Soil amendments: compost, vermicompost, composted duck manure, kelp meal, greensand, insect frass, microrrhizae


Rainwater collection: 4 barrels with total 1320 Litres
Composting: one 3-cell compost bin + 2 single compost bins
Passive solar water collector


  • Multicultural vegetable gardens
  • Culinary and healing herbs
  • Pollinator garden
  • Children’s garden
  • Inch-by-inch gardens

whats up on the roof2The gardens feature a collection of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. The gardens have provided visitors with an opportunity to see the crops they have helped produce through tasks like watering, weeding, and harvesting. All the plants are organically grown – we don’t use any synthetic fertilizers, or insecticides, herbicides or fungicides.

whats up on the roof1OTHER FEATURES

  • A Pergola for shade
  • Wheelchair accessible raised planter boxes
  • Moveable tables and chairs
  • Fixed benches
  • A fixed potting table that doubles as a cooking area
  • Sub-irrigated container demonstrations
  • A portable outdoor sink
  • Barbeques