On top of the roof of the Chocolate Factory in Dublin, a remarkable rooftop farm is being planted. Following the example of other great urban rooftop farms around the world, the Chocolate Factory farm is completely modular, made from only recycled materials, and is based on the concept of composting.
Dublin Rooftop Farm is based on the principles of composting. At the moment that we toured the roof, the fruits and vegetables had not yet been planted, but the composting process had already begun. This is done to ensure fertile, locally produced soil for planting later in the spring. Compost on the rooftop is done in collaboration with City Composting Ltd
, a new start-up company helping to lower the volume of waste produced, and encouraging the reduction of the city’s carbon footprint. Besides producing and selling the actual produce, the rooftop farm organizes workshops and education projects. By inviting people to the roof, they want to make people aware of the huge potential of urban farming that could generate up to 20 percent of Dublin’s food demand, according to the farmer.
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