Urban Agriculture on the Rooftop of Le 21e arrondissement
First harvest scheduled for mid-June 2017
Always looking to contribute to the sustainable development of Montreal, Prével is innovating once again by dedicating a space for urban agriculture on the rooftop of phase 2 of Le 21e arrondissement.
An article published on May 17 in The Gazette* explains in great details the aspects of this unique initiative in a new residential condo project in Montreal. (*read the article at the end of this post)
All kinds of vegetables, like cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, and a great variety of fresh herbs will be cultivated on the rooftop of this condo project located in Old Montreal by Biotop Canada, a company that specializes in rooftop agriculture. Established in Sherbrooke, Biotop already operates two gardens on the roofs of commercial buildings in Montreal, on the Palais des congrès and on the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
On Le 21e arrondissement phase 2, Biotop will install 600 state-of-the-art growing containers and irrigation system. Biotop’s gardening zone will be off-limits to owners, but a beautiful terrace, bordered by a wooden pergola and fruit-bearing trees will be placed next to it. This communal area will also be equipped with commodities, like barbecues and seating areas.
An employee will take care of planting, cultivating and harvesting from mid-May until the end of October. The 100% organic and locally produced fruits and vegetables will be available to owners once a week. The surplus will be sold to the public on the central square, at the heart of Le 21e arrondissement concept. Yet another ingredient to the European touch and neighbourhood ambiance of this unique project.