Transforming useless, black rooftops into prosperous, green gardens — that is the goal of Dr. Paul Mankiewicz.
As director of the Gaia Institute, an environmental research group in New York City, he has designed a unique greenhouse which solves the complexities of gardening on rooftops and will provide fresh produce for thousands of residents below.
By using a lightweight soil, a simple steel-frame structure wrapped in plastic, and a unique planting and harvesting system, this new greenhouse could add a new facet to agriculture. And that has the biologist excited.
“If we have a system that can purify the air and lower ..
Source: environmental issues