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Urban Rooftop renewal
Urban Rooftop renewal
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5110 telegraph ave , Oakland, California, US
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Alessia Baresi David Addis
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Urban Rooftop renewal

Project Type

Urban, Residential, Commercial

Project Summary

The Urban Rooftop Renewal is a project of Top Leaf Farms.  Top Leaf Farms designs, builds and operates highly productive, profitable, organic farming systems on urban rooftops for commercial production.

Project Description

Vision: Every new usable rooftop in the urban environment is one that produces healthy food. Mission: Install 3 acres of rooftop farms and produce over 100 tons of organic food annually by 2020 Values:  We value high quality organic food production, ecological stewardship and zero-waste. What We Offer We design rooftop farms. We build rooftop farms. And we operate them. We design our rooftop farms to optimize food production while conferring the known benefits of a living roof, such as stormwater management, meeting open space requirements, enhancing the building energy performance and increasing amenity value. We build rooftop farms using our patent-pending integrated growing system, which highlights efficient growing techniques and features a custom engineered growing medium. And we can operate the farms--growing ultra-fresh produce for local chefs while creating the place for a community-to-farmer relationship to develop within the urban environment. Who We Build and Grow for We design and build systems for developers and businesses who want to transform their unused roofs into viable food producing farms. Clients have the option to run their own rooftop farms or to contract us to operate food production as a part of our network of market-production rooftop farms, which generates produce for local chefs and eventually local residents. We will produce crops year-round with maximum production happening in a concentrated 42-week period from March-December.  About Our Rooftop Farms Our farms have the capacity to generate over a ton of produce per 500 square feet annually.  In addition to the production space, additional areas are needed for supportive infrastructure and for cleaning and preparing harvested produce for market.  Our farms are setting a new precedent in urban rooftop farming due to the growing system we have developed, and our full service from design/build to operations. We grow outdoors and deliver by bicycle providing local organic food the same day it was harvested.


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