Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Urban Agriculture Summit

Urban Agriculture Summit
FoodShare

FoodShare

July 31, 2012 07:30 ET

Viable Commercial Rooftop Agriculture Becoming a Reality

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 31, 2012) - "Cities have the ability to grow millions of pounds of food each year for a multitude of benefits!" said Steven W. Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. "Engineers, landscape architects, architects and urban farmers are converting rooftops for food production using a variety of new technologies that we will explore at the Urban Agriculture Summit," he added.

Hear from visionaries and entrepreneurs who are leading the way and creating the business of city-based rooftop commercial food production in Toronto from August 15-18, 2012.

Don't miss this opportunity to speak with - and learn from - the experts who are taking over the roofs of New York, Montreal, Toronto, and other urban centers to create jobs, build industry, and provide healthy and fresh local food from field to table in the urban market. Check out more than 15 workshops and tours, and more than eighty speakers at www.urbanagsummit.org.

Rooftop Agriculture Expert Speakers
Ben Flanner,
Head Farmer, President, Brooklyn Grange (New York)
Ben Flanner's success at two successful commercial rooftop farms (Brooklyn Grange and Eagle Street Rooftop Farms) has led to him being considered one of North America's rooftop urban agriculture leaders.
Kurt D. Lynn,
Vice-President, Co-Founder, Lufa Farms (Montreal)
Kurt D. Lynn is a co-creator of Lufa Farms, Canada's first commercial scale rooftop greenhouse, which exceeded its production goals and met its financial targets.
Paul Lightfoot
Paul Lightfoot, CEO, BrightFarms
Paul Lightfoot is the financial mastermind behind BrightFarms, which finances, builds, and operates greenhouse farms at supermarkets (including Whole Foods and A & P), cutting time, distance, and cost from the produce supply chain.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is a membership-based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America. Visit www.greenroofs.org for more information.

FoodShare Toronto is a non-profit community org whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All. www.foodshare.net.

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