Food on Roofs

Rice, vegetables and fruits can grow on roofs or facades. Community garden on roofs are a new opportunity to develop green roofs and living wall technology. There are old examples from the beginning 20th Century. New forms of community gardens are coming up in the USA, Thailand and in many other countries.

This is multi -function: using roof spaces and to connect people in neighborhoods.

Currently there are many projects started about “Food from the roofs”
-This project of Claire Diebels is funded by the AVH-foundation.

A first paper and see her blog Upfarming

-The financial advantages of green roofs. Here some cases from Amsterdam, reported by Kelai Diebel


-Aquaponics project, funded by the German DBU, together with Partner from Romania, from April 2017 to March 2019.

-Several related EU – research projects, in the Horizon 2020 program are currently under review.


Julian Briz AustraliaSpain