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Up on the Roof

Sara Miriam Gross

If your house has a yard, chances are your family has planted something there. Flowers, bushes, trees, or perhaps even a vegetable garden. But what about people who live in apartments in the city? Not much land available for gardening there. Yet for an increasing number of people, the solution is looking up — to the roof!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Do you wish you could go to your very own garden and pick crunchy fresh cucumbers for your salad or sweet young carrots for your soup? Some city dwellers are actually doing that, on the roofs of their buildings. They bring up soil, seeds, pots, shovels, and other gardening supplies, and create gardens. What they harvest helps feed their own families, nourishes the poor, and is even sold in special farmers’ markets or to stores and restaurants. Let’s meet some of these city gardeners.

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