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Rooftop Agriculture Guide

Thrive’s Joshua Foss designed and co-wrote the Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide, a comprehensive and accessible resource created for various city stakeholders.  This Guide was a supplement to a 5 month masters thesis Foss co-authored entitled Solutions From Above: Using Rooftop Agriculture to Move Cities Towards Sustainability at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden in the spring of 2011.

This guide (viewable below) acts as a general resource to help city planners, entrepreneurs, community developers and agricultural enthusiasts better understand the role rooftop agriculture (RA) can play in moving urban regions towards sustainability. It is not a technical resource with detailed data, but provides readers with a firm understanding of the various types of RA, their unique benefits, how to approach a site for development, and basic plant recommendations.

Please contact Thrive if you would like more information on this guide or if interested in partnering to get an agriculture project of your own off the ground (literally)!

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