The large farm will open on the roof of a six-story building in Paris in early 2021
The unique project is developing on one of the buildings in the capital of France, located in a busy area of the city. A real farm will be built on the roof, where a variety of plants will be grown. By early 2021 all work is planned, and the doors will be opened for visitors.
The green oasis in the middle of the metropolis will occupy an area of about 14,000 square meters, making the project the most extensive such farm in Europe. The farm will be located on top of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, an exhibition complex in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, currently undergoing renovation.
The project will grow more than 30 species of different plants and will be taken care of permanently by about 20 gardeners. It is specified that in work that uses exclusively safe methods, the ecological compatibility of the project is underlined.
Each year the farm receives about 1,000 kg of fruits and vegetables every day. The collected products will be used for distribution among residents through stores, delivery services, and other methods, and the food will be served in restaurants that will be opened at the farm. About 300 people will be able to get lunch there, and a panoramic view of the capital will be a feature of the restaurant.
The farm is created by Agripolis company, which specializes in such projects. According to the head of the company, Pascal Hardy, the idea behind building the city farm is to make it "an internationally recognized model of self-support."
Such farms, of course, of a smaller size, have become a popular trend in Paris. On the rooftops of homes are created green corners, where you can grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs. This trend is considered a step into the future of the city and for the future of agriculture.