Athenian apartment block rooftops turning green

By Lina Giannarou

The concept of using the large, flat rooftops of Athenian apartment buildings to grow fruit and especially vegetables is gaining popularity among city dwellers not just as a means to save money on basic food products, but also as a way of protecting buildings from the elements and helping reverse the effects of pollution.

It appears that the rooftops of a number of buildings in various parts of the Greek capital are already being converted into small gardens for vegetables, while owners at nurseries say that they have noted a rise in sales of herbs and vegetable seeds.

The idea of planting rooftops is nothing new. For example, in the United States a supermarket chain has already turned to buying from rooftop greenhouses and gardens, while the German company Schloss Wackerbarth produces wine from rooftop vineyards.

via ekathimerini.com | Athenian apartment block rooftops turning green.

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