Santropol Roulant Green Roof

Santropol Roulant Green Roof

01/01/2011 - Present

The rooftop garden of Santropol Roulant is a hidden gem in the Plateau Mont-Royal district. Here community members can admire the large garden, 60 planters, beehives, and a small greenhouse. The building façade is now completely landscaped and decorated with creepers, hops and vines.

The real beauty of this garden is that it is one of the three pillars of the food cycle within Santropol Roulant. Some of the food that grows in the garden is used for their meals on wheels program, then any leftover scraps are composted by worms in the subsoil, and finally the compost is redistributed to the garden. This is not a completely closed cycle, however it still allows Santropol to reduce the distance their food travels and the amount of waste produced.

© Staffan Widstrand / WWF © Staffan Widstrand / WWF

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