This article from the Bayview Compass tells the story of the Future Green (prior post) rooftop garden in much greater detail. It is a comprehensive article and well worth reading.
With the help of volunteers and a bit of inspired experimentation, the Sims, owners of the organic and fair trade retailer Future Green, installed a rooftop garden above their 2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. business May 4. The sense was, “Let’s try this and see what happens,” said Lisa Sim, who hopes their project will inspire other business and property owners to consider using their flat roofs for growing space.
The Sims are starting small, planting strawberries, leaks, peas, carrots, and other vegetables in six rooftop growing stations, with a total of 12 planned. Each growing station is a blue 55-gallon barrel sawed in half lengthwise, split apart, and set on a wooden pallet with the two round sides down. They look a little like makeshift rafts or tankers, floating above roughly 1,700 square feet of Future Green’s black rubberized roof. Read the rest of the article.
Future Green website