Urban Rooftop Farming - 4 Pages

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ROOFS WITH A FUTURE Urban rooftop farming

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Growing Benefits In this “Age of Less“ and of the “Slow Food Movement”, local and seasonal produce are more popular than ever before. A representative survey carried out by the Forsa Institute on behalf of the Federal Department of Agriculture showed that, when purchasing groceries, 65% of consumers usually or always ensure that the produce is sourced regionally. The market desires regionality. Long supply routes and consequently costs and emissions are minimized as the produce is produced close to the consumer. Produce can be sold when very fresh and is, therefore, marketable for a longer period...

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Weight kg/m² System Substrate “Lawn”, 200–400 mm Roof construction with root resistant waterproofing Filter Sheet TG Floradrain® FD 40-E Protection Mat ISM 50 Root Barrier WSB 100-PO, i f waterproofing is not root-resistant Build-up height: ab ca. 250 mm Weight, saturated: ab ca. 300 kg/m2 Water retention capacity: ab ca. 100 l/m2 Descripton • With 200 mm ZinCo System Substrate, this Build-up is suitable for fruit and vegetables such as lettuce, onions, squash, zucchini, eggplant, cabbage, melons, strawberries, herbs and such like. • For vegetables and fruits such as green beans, tomatoes, raspberries,...

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Roofs with a future alterations and printing errors ZinCo GmbH . Lise-Meitner-Strasse 2 . 72622 Nuertingen . Germany Phone: +49 7022 6003-0 . Telefax: +49 7022 6003-100 info@zinco-greenroof.com . www.zinco-greenroof.com 05/2014 . Technical statements are subject to What may initially appear to be futuristic can become reality if the correct technical expertise is applied – growing vegetables on a roof. Urban roofs are providing new fields of activity – as farmland or gardens where we can experience nature at first hand or social areas where the community can come together. Whether it’s on a small...

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