Rooftop gardens/ Rooftop farming allow you to have a garden on the rooftop of your apartment building. They’re usually planted in containers and can be planted with either decorative plants or vegetable plants. In urban environments, rooftop gardens can help reduce pollution, and contribute to lowering heat. However the high cost of land makes it difficult to build more parks in cities. Rooftop gardens are a feasible alternative.
Some countries such as France, Switzerland, and Canada have passed laws requiring new commercial and residential buildings to have green rooftops. Australia has also had initiatives to include green rooftops in buildings to save environment.
Benefits Of Rooftop Farming:
- Happiness: A study by the University of Exeter Medical School has shown that if people regularly have contact with nature in urban spaces they are more mentally healthy, and happier. Imagine you're at work and decide on a lunch break outside of the office. You take the elevator to the top floor and find yourself among lush, green views. Rooftop gardens in urban areas provide a bright and beautiful place.
- Improve air quality: The benefit of rooftop gardens is that they offer a cleaner and healthier environment, not only through the plants and the photosynthesis process but also by deposition in the growing space. Green roofs may also help reduce the distribution of dust in the air and the production of smog, which leads to decreasing greenhouse emissions in urban areas
- Can produce at your door step: Homegrown vegetables are more nutritious and fresh than market vegetables, and therefore healthier to consume. Vegetable gardens also offer a sense of peace and reduce air pollution. Home gardening is beneficial for your physical and mental well-being because it gives you something constructive to do in your spare time, as well as brings you closer to nature.
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