Vancouver’s local produce Ian Jacobs, reporter February 26, 2013 — Leafy greens are making an appearance a lot earlier than usual in Vancouver, thanks to a newly-established greenhouse.
Rooftop parking lot transformed into vertical farm KATHERINE SCARROW AND CLAUDETTE CARRACEDO The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jan. 24 2013, 5:00 AM EST Last updated Thursday, Jan. 24 2013, 9:16 AM EST In this edition of Inside Jobs, Christopher Ng, CEO of Alterrus Systems Inc., explains how VertiCrop technology – a moving conveyor system – can… Read more »
Construction has begun on North America’s first VertiCrop urban farming system.
Fresh produce at community corner stores, mini farmers markets in lower-income areas, and an expansion of community gardens at local sites including rooftops could be among the measures put forward as part of a city-wide food strategy set to be released early next year.
Vancouver-based Alterrus Systems this week celebrated the opening of the first Local Garden rooftop vertical farm, and the harvesting of its first commercial crop of leafy greens, in North America.