Have you ever thought about creating an ecological urban garden on the roof of your building? Growing in the homes itself has become very fashionable in recent years, it is a new trend that has surely arrived to stay.
We are sure that having an urban garden at home will help you to eat better, in a healthier way and above all in a much greener way. It is also a way to connect with nature,watch ingesthe fruits and vegetables grow from the orchard and collect them can create great satisfaction.
Did you know that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says that urban orchards can be much more productive and environmentally friendly than crops in traditional agriculture? Keep in mind that in just a few square meters you could produce up to 20kg of food per year. A homemade orchard in addition to “forcing” you to set aside a little mobile phone and enjoy the outdoors, provides you with a good amount and quality of organic vegetables, fruits and vegetables for your dishes.
Currently in Spain there are more than 600 urban orchards, a number that has grown by 90% since 2000 by, mainly, the need to consume fruits, vegetables and vegetables that retain all its flavor in addition to the need to relate to nature. These are two of the greatest forces that have invited people to create and cultivate their own urban gardens.
The benefits of having a urban orchard on the roof of the building.
- There’s a lot more value to foods that are Consume.
- Commitment is encouraged. Start an orchard, however small, requires time and a lot of patience as it takes a minimum of 3 months per example from the planting of a tomatera until the harvest is harvested.
- It is recycled. Household waste can be converted into fertilizer for the orchard.
- It improves the roof environment of the building as it is covered with a green mantle Roof.
- Social ties are fostered. According to research carried out in a Melbourne community concludes that “urban orchards help build networks and improve relationships social media.”
- It improves the health of people who eat food as it is pesticide-free crops.
- Lower energy costs during the year as an urban rooftop garden keeps the roof warmer deck in winter and protects us from the heat in summer.
Brooklyn Grange Farm
Tomatoes, lettuces, radishes, peppers… cultivated at tens of meters high, this is the “Brooklyn Grange Farm” project. The largest urban orchard cultivated on the roof of an industrial warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. Exactly this is forty thousand square meters of organic cultivation. A new initiative that promotes the cultivation of food on the roofs of New York buildings.
It is an initiative that self-finances with what it sells, with the donations it receives and the events they make, it also has a great social counterpart in which they teach to raise bees and grow food on the roofs of houses, free of charge and hiring people who need it.
Imagine that in every building in the city whether it’s hospitals, hotels, restaurants, homes and other buildings growing urban orchards.
From deerable we invite you to do so.
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