28 Nov '16, 3pm

Pretty cool project taking place on one of the Artisan Grain Collective member, Baker Miller's, rooftop!

Pretty cool project taking place on one of the Artisan Grain Collective member, Baker Miller's, rooftop!

The would-be wheat farm is atop a landmark building that once housed the Polish National Alliance but now serves as Studio Gang’s headquarters. The rooftop was originally intended to be a wildflower meadow filled with many varieties of pollinator -friendly plants such as butterfly weed, black-eyed susan, and milkweed. Omni Ecosystems were hired late in the year for this project, which limited their sowing abilities. “We knew it would be a mixed bag for establishment, so we threw down this annual that would get us through the winter,” said Molly Meyer, CEO and Founder of Omni Ecosystems. “As it turned out, the wheat did really well.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/rooftop-wheat-fields-elevate-chicago...

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