Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Ontario
Date: 5/22/2013 - 5/22/2013
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.
Instructor: Ben Flanner, head farmer, president, Brooklyn Grange
This course is approved for 3.5 CEHs by AIA CES; 3.5 PDHs by LA CES; 3.5 CE Hours by GBCI; 3.5 CEHs by RCI; 3.5 CEUs by APLD; and 3.5 CEUs for GRPs by GRHC.