Professional Practice

Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Date: 3/4/2014 - 3/6/2014

Type: Events

Location(s): District of Columbia


This course – the first of its kind in North America at the time of its launch in December 2010 – discusses multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies drawn from across North America. Learn about:

  • The diversity of physical applications of urban agriculture and the growing technologies that apply
  • The social, environmental and economic benefits of urban agriculture and rooftop farming
  • The governance, personnel and economic options for implementing urban agriculture and rooftop farming systems and operations
  • The conditions that lead to a successful urban agriculture project
  • Strategies for overcoming common challenges associated with developing an urban agriculture/rooftop farming project
  •  Basic installation and maintenance principles.

 Includes an 85-page course manual. Visit the website to learn more.


Julia Lent

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