Welcome to the world’s largest urban rooftop farm – BBC World Service


Paris will soon be home to the world’s biggest urban farm – the size of two football pitches – on the roof of the Paris Exhibition Centre.

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Despite delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, the development of the farm is underway and it is already beginning to produce crops.

Agripolis, the company behind the project, transforms roofs and abandoned urban areas into spaces which are covered in plants. It wants the new farm to be central to the community and residents are able to rent small vegetable plots, giving them access to ground that they don’t have in the city. The farm’s aim is to have a low carbon footprint and it has an on-site restaurant, which uses the produce to cook seasonal food.

Using vertical gardening techniques, and making the most of rooftop space, Agripolis hopes to provide a model of sustainable farming for cities around the world.

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