During my stay with my sister in Ontario, I was a frequent visitor of Trent University. Here there is a large vegetable garden with a difference. It is on the rooftop of the environmental science building! The garden was part of the initial building design, it can support 18 inches of saturated soil, there is irrigation and drainage, and a very necessary impermeable membrane beneath the soil to protect the building. It, and another ground based plot, provide food for The Seasoned Spoon – an on-site cafeteria for the students of the university. How did this garden come about? What can they produce? How do they keep their vegetables happy?
On the 1st June I spoke with Caitlin Bragg who is Coordinator Of Trent Vegetable Gardens at Trent University in Ontario, Canada.
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This show was originally broadcast on the 16th June 2016 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.