Des jardins sur les toits est un projet d' Alternatives, un réseau d'action et de communication pour le développement international.

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The Rooftop Garden Project - growing our community

The Rooftop Gardening Project is an innovative partnership between Alternatives, an international cooperation network, and Santropol Roulant, a community organisation in Montreal. Together we are making widespread rooftop gardening a reality in Montreal and around the world. Our novel soil-less gardens empower urban residents to produce their own food, green their neighbourhoods and build healthy communities.

Building on Alternatives' international experience in the field of urban agriculture and Santropol Roulant's strong links within the Montreal community, The Rooftop Garden Project is a tangible link between local action and global thinking.

Find out how to get involved by volunteering in the demonstration garden.

We have combined hydroponics, permaculture and organic gardening principles to develop soil-less growing techniques that are ecologically sustainable, affordable and light-weight enough to be used on rooftops, balconies, walls and other small urban spaces.

From seed to the table, The Rooftop Garden Project has a unique perspective on what a community garden can yield. The food that we grow and harvest in the Montreal demonstration garden is cultivated entirely by volunteers and members of our community, and goes directly to nourishing seniors and others living with a loss of autonomy.

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