Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Massachusetts
3/25/2014 - 3/26/2014
Description: 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.