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Start a Rooftop Container Garden

Medi Blum is the former editor of Plants & Garden News and Urban Habitats.


  • Ian McIlvaine August 20, 2018

    The weight of a roof top garden is not an insignificant issue. As an architect, I can’t think of too many existing buildings that have roof structures that were designed to take such loading. This website does mention it, but does not make it seem like its that critical an issue. Most roofs aren’t even designed to be “occupied” except for the occasional access for maintenance. Putting people, furniture up on a roof already exceeds the design load, but adding plants doubles, triples, quadruples that loading.

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