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Gardening Techniques and Dissemination

Educational Guide now available!

To obtain a French version of the educational guide Roots Around the World, email us at marianne@alternatives.ca, mentioning the name of your institution or organization and your name and coordinates. You can also order a pdf version on a CD. English version will be available soon.

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Submitted by rotem on Wed, 01/10/2008 - 11:18am.



Urban Planning Master's Thesis on rooftop greening

Before beginning to work full-time with the Rooftop Garden Project, I wrote my Master's thesis for a degree in Urban Planning on municipal strategies to encourage rooftop greening ("Making Rooftops Bloom: Strategies for encouraging rooftop greening in Montreal).

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Submitted by rotem on Thu, 02/11/2006 - 3:50pm.



We've been Blogged! On a été Bloggué!

Check son bloggue ici

Chers jardiniers, J'ai découvert votre projet dans une émission de TV en France (sur La 5, "Les citadins du futur"). Aussitôt, je me suis empressé de
chercher sur le web, plus d'informations à votre sujet.
Je vous félicite pour ce projet et tout ce qui s'imbrique autour.

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Submitted by alexjhill on Thu, 17/08/2006 - 4:45pm.



Soiless Gardening in China

For more information click here.

Soilless culture has been developed very rapidly during the last fifteen years in mainland China. The area of soilless culture in China was around 0.1 ha in 1985, by 1995 China had 50 ha of soilless culture area and, there was about 815 ha of soilless culture at the end of 2001 (Jiang et al., 2001), which was an increase of over 16 times as compared with five years ago.

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Submitted by mthom on Wed, 24/05/2006 - 1:30pm.



Organic Hydroponics in Montreal Article

To many, the idea of organic hydroponics seems like an impossible contradiction. Hydroponics, the growing of plants in a medium other than soil, usually utilizes a chemically derived nutrient solution. Organic gardeners, as a rule, do no like hydroponics: for those who love the soil, the prospect of plunging elbow-deep into a gritty mix of parlite and vermiculite is not very inspiring. Nor is brewing up a batch of Hy-pon-ex or Miracle-gro. How-ever, as an enterprising group of urban gardeners in Montreal has discovered hydroponic food production need not rely upon a chemical nutrient solution ... and, under the unique conditions of rooftop farming in the city, soilless vegetable cultivation has distinct advantages.

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Submitted by mthom on Wed, 24/05/2006 - 1:26pm.



Rooftop Permaculture

Here are some very interesting documents explaining methods for applying permaculture techniques on rooftops. Enjoy!

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Submitted by mthom on Tue, 23/05/2006 - 5:24pm.



Rooftop Gardening Technical Report 2005 (French Version Only)

This document describes the technical orientations of our project and compiles all the experiments that occured in our main demonstration gardening last summer.

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Submitted by mthom on Tue, 23/05/2006 - 3:21pm.



Mid-Season Start-Up Kit Workshop

Where? The Rooftop Garden, 4750 Henri-Julien
When? This Thursday, July 21 at 6:00pm

Hi everyone!

We are happy to invite you to the mid-season check-in and workshop for the start-up kit community!

Come to the rooftop garden this Thursday to share your start-up kit experience with others who have their very own 'Rubbermaid garden? and see how our kits are growing on the roof! You’ll also have the opportunity to be inspired by different adaptations we’ve made to the basic grower principles …we’ve got a vertical garden using tin cans, multiple bins feeding off of a central reservoir (the ‘lazy urban farmer’ approach), experiments with different substrates and nutrient solutions and much more!

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Submitted by alexjhill on Tue, 19/07/2005 - 9:12am.



David Wees feedback

Hello

Thanks for the guided tour to the rooftop garden demonstration site. I’m glad I finally got to see what I have been hearing about: quite impressive!

I looked up the problem you had pointed out on some of the lettuce plants, chlorosis on the margins of the lower leaves. I’m not 100% sure but it might be a mild potassium deficiency; if the symptoms progress and show distinct necrotic areas (dried-up brown or tan areas) on the lower leaves then it would be definitely a potassium deficiency. Mind you, this could occur not because there is necessarily a lack of potassium in the fertilizer but because there is an excess of certain other minerals, especially cations like ammonium, sodium, etc.

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Submitted by alexjhill on Wed, 13/07/2005 - 6:40pm.



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we can garden in 15 new ways - yay for us!



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