John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits an amazing rooftop farm in St. Louis, Missouri to share with you 9 ways you can grow food on a rooftop. In this episode, John will visit Urban Harvest STL and St. Louis’s First Urban Roof Farm in Downtown to give you a tour of the farm, and the various areas of the farm. You will learn 9 unique ways they are growing food on this roof. You can use any of these techniques to grow on your roof, on your land or at your residence. You will discover some of the best edible plants to grow that will provide lots of food with minimal amounts of work. You will learn about growing food vertically and composting, and much, much more. Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:10 Support Me by Purchasing a GYG Tee Shirt 02:50 Walking up stairs to the Food Roof Farm 04:36 Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Area 06:25 Community Garden Area – Raised Beds 07:03 Row Crops 08:36 How the 10:06 Raised Beds 10:50 How to Grow on a Roof if you are renting 12:01 Herbs: One of the most valuable foods you can grow 13:34 Earthboxes – Self Watering Containers 15:05 Growing in Garden Socks Growing Strawberries 16:45 Growing on a Wall to Grow Food Vertically 17:35 Garden Wall Close Up 18:49 Tower Garden – Hydroponic Gardening 21:11 Growing in a Container 23:24 Growing Food in a Greenhouse 24:40 How to Start Your Seeds in a Nursery Flat 28:22 What Plants Should You Grow? 31:30 Easiest Crop to Grow with the Least Work 34:01 Compost Your Food and Garden Waste 36:14 Storage Shed with Proper Supplies and Equipment 38:09 Interview of the Lead Farmer 38:40 Why did the rooftop farm get started? 39:30 How many farming sites do you […]
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