30 May '16, 12pm

Project of the Week: @RUUrbanFarm (formerly Rye's Homegrown) by @RyersonU students, staff, & faculty ... #greenroofs

Project of the Week: @RUUrbanFarm (formerly Rye's Homegrown) by @RyersonU students, staff, & faculty ... #greenroofs

With the help of students, staff and faculty, Ryerson Urban Farm (RUF) has created an urban farm with more than 30 crops and over 100 varieties. They started with a pilot project in 2013 in one section of the green roof using the permaculture technique of sheet mulching. After the tarps were removed, RUF created raised beds by digging 18” paths and 30” beds and added two inches of compost bringing the original soil depth from 6” to 12”. Drip irrigation was installed along with biodegradable mulch for weed suppression added to each bed, except for one to allow for direct seeding in dense spacing. In 2014, due to the success of the pilot project RUF began the conversion of the entire green roof into a small-scale farm/market garden, completing it in 2015. The 10,000 square foot rooftop utilizes a five-year crop rotation, and food produced in the market garden is sold at Ryer...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/blog/2016/05/30/project-week-ma...

Tweets

#Urban #birds Ryerson Urban Farm (formerly Rye'...

greenroofs.com 27 May '16, 10pm

Ryerson University is home to a quarter acre rooftop farm on the Andrew and Valerie Pringle Environmental Green Roof, loca...

The 2016 GreenBiz 30 under 30

greenbiz.com 31 May '16, 9am

"Everybody wants to make money," he said. "That’s a great part of business. I wanted something more from business, and I w...

Meeting House @ATArchitects Urban Finalist

passivhaustrust.org.uk 01 Jun '16, 5pm

About Passivhaus What is Passivhaus? The Passivhaus Trust Structure & Governance Who is involved? Activities Overview Our ...

UN Project Inspire 2016 - Win $25,000 And A Trip To Singapore!

UN Project Inspire 2016 - Win $25,000 And A Tri...

opportunitydesk.org 30 May '16, 12pm

Each participant must submit (i) an application form, and (ii) a (maximum) 5-minute video if applicable. The video is to b...

Chiswick Eco Lodge #Passivhaus @rdauk Urban Fin...

passivhaustrust.org.uk 01 Jun '16, 5pm

About Passivhaus What is Passivhaus? The Passivhaus Trust Structure & Governance Who is involved? Activities Overview Our ...