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Edible Rooftop Gardening

Edible Rooftop Gardening

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Guide o Seing Up
Your Own Edie Roofop Grden
Published by Alternatives and the Rootop Garden Project
 
tablE OF CONtENtS
PrefceInroducion
 Why garden on rootops in the city?
Forgotten spaces rendered ertile or healthy communities
 Why take up urban agriculture?
 A simple source o joy and a socially engaged lie style
 Why did we create a guide?
 A tool to encourage the spreading o rootop vegetable gardens 
1. D
ening Your Project
 
 Where should we start in order to launch our garden project?
1.1 Describe the Roles and Goals o the Garden1.2 Dene the Scale and Document the Project Site1.3 Select the Type o Garden1.4 Make a List o People Involved in the Project1.5 Evaluate the Project according to Accessible Resources
2. Choosing he Sie
 What actors should be examined when choosing a site?
2.1 Loading Capacity 2.2 Municipal Regulations2.3 Sunlight and Wind Exposure2.4 Access and Security 2.5 Specic Needs2.6 Other Options
3. Designing he Grden
Two Possible Choices
a. Hire a design proessionalb. Do it yoursel 
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How do I design and construct a garden on my own?
3.1 Prepare the Rootop or Setting up the Garden3.2 Imagine and Draw the Gardena. Site Analysis Planb. Garden Usesc. Conceptual Pland. Development Plan3.3 Build the Inrastructure and Lay out the Gardena. Building the core inrastructureb. Build Garden Featuresc. Construct Growersd. Put the Various Features into Place
4. Coordining he Grden
How to coordinate a group o gardeners?
4.1 Find out about Group Gardening Models in Montreala. Two basic models
Community Gardening
Collective Gardeningb. Leadership possibilities in the garden4.2. Launch and Recruita. Form an organizational committeeb. Spread the word and mobilize4.3 Ensure Good Communication throughout the Season4.4 Ensure horticultural ollow-up4.5 Multiply Garden Activities
5. Mking Hehy Choices
How to grow in order to eat well
5.1 Gardening Ecologically 5.2 Diversiying Edible Plants5.3 Putting Medicinal Plants in the Garden5.4 Understanding Risks Associated with Urban Pollutiona. Soil Pollutionb. Air Pollutionc. Water Pollution
6. Growing in Coniners on he Roofop: a technic Guide
How to choose, construct and maintain growers
6.1 Traditional Container Gardening6.2 Classic Hydroponic Container6.2.1 Recipe to Create a “Venturi” Hydroponic Grower6.3 The Grower with Water Reservoir6.3.1 Recipe or a Bucket Grower with Water reservoir6.3.2 Recipe or a Hal-Barrel with Water Reservoir1920 22 
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