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Harvesting the First Rooftop Crop

Submitted by on November 7, 2010 – 9:26 pm 5 Comments

Emily harvesting the rooftop gardenThree months after planting tiny seedlings in my trial rooftop garden, last week the plants were ready for harvest. The silver beet and beetroots did really well in the sixth floor garden in Auckland’s CBD. John, the occupier of the space where the garden is located, admitted he would be sad to see the plants go because he’d become attached to them. He had really enjoyed watching them grow. But, these vegetables were destined for the greater good. We donated them to the Auckland City Mission. It felt amazing to know that I’d helped to put fresh, healthy food on the plates of people in need.

We’re going to replant the garden with a new crop to see how well other kinds of vegetables grow in rooftop container gardens.

Emily Harris – Urban Pantry.

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  • Rebecca says:

    It’s so cool to see your project reach this stage, awesome!

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  • Nathan says:

    Great work Emily!

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  • Michelle says:

    Fantastic and well done, many other city dwellings could be doing this and what a great difference it would make to the inner city 🙂

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  • emilyharris says:

    Thanks you guys. This is just the beginning!

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  • ashok says:

    great work emily .can you help me with the type of crops u were able to grow in garden.how did u setup the garden.

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