Back in July of 2011 I wrote about a Toronto rooftop garden that converted to sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) inspired by Inside Urban Green.
It was great to see that Johanne Daoust and her rooftop garden have recently been recognized with a well-earned design award. I do not know of any other gardener who has embraced technology so well in growing food at home. Johanne has no hesitation in trying something new to improve the productivity of her garden.
It is pertinent to mention that Johanne is not in the horticultural business. She is a college professor teaching graphic design.
What she has done has been during a time when U.S. consumer gardening education is stuck in a bygone era. Most of it is from a time of back to the land and tie-die with the scent of patchouli in the air.
You can see many more photos of her garden in Flickr albums dating back to the start of her rooftop garden in 2009.