Grocery Store Puts a 25,000 Square Foot Organic Garden on Its Roof

organic grocery storeThere are plenty of grocery stores out there that sell locally-grown fruits and vegetables in their produce sections. Few take things to the level that one IGA in Canada, however.

Tasked by the local government with putting a green roof on their 25,00 square foot store, the Duchemin family decided to go about as green as a roof can get. They turned it into the largest rooftop garden in Canada.

he certified organic farm grows more than 30 different vegetables, including beets, tomatoes, eggplant, and kale. They’re all grown in dirt, too, not hydroponic grow trays. The store’s dehumidification system pulls excess moisture from the store and delivers to the garden’s irrigation system. It’s the first system of its kind in Canada, according to IGA.


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