These rooftop gardens from around the world demonstrate why putting greenery into the urban setting is so important! Gardening in general has a lot of benefits for the environment and surrounding community. Rooftop gardening is no exception.
Why is rooftop gardening so useful?
- Plants have the ability to reduce the overall heat absorption of the building which then reduces energy consumption.
- Rooftop gardens increases biodiversity in urban areas, like local birds and insects by providing them with food and shelter.
- Rooftop gardens, especially in the city can help reduce carbon dioxide levels which will increase air quality.
- Rooftop gardening will also help children and adults who live in the city learn how to plant and grow their own food.
See there are many benefits to having a rooftop garden. If you don’t have a usable rooftop utilise what space you have, be it a balcony or a communal garden area. We need to make the most of these urban spaces and move towards more sustainable cities.
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