03 Aug '11, 2pm

Planting a Rooftop Forest Garden via @samigrover

Planting a Rooftop Forest Garden via @samigrover

Back in 2003, Permaculture Magazine explored how RISC (Reading International Solidarity Center) created a rooftop forest garden as a means to grow food for its cafe, provide composting facilities, establish a meeting space, and offer educational opportunities about food growing; the role of plants in human culture and politics; and clean energy generation. Complete with a decking area, wind turbines, solar panels, a perennial forest garden and an area for annual vegetable growing, the garden's 30cm of soil also provides soundproofing for the conference hall and concert space below. But it is probably the careful combination of horticulture, cultural expression and political perspective that mark it out from other demonstration gardens: You can find everything from Japanese mountain banana, Musa basjoo, to globe artichokes, Cynara scolymus, and forage for produce as you wal...

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