Rich Harvest From Egypt’s Rooftop Gardens

Posted on Feb 24 2016 - 6:37pm by UOG


Over the last couple of years, urban rooftop gardening has become the new “thing” in Eqypt.  The benefits of gardening on rooftops are many, but some of the obvious include: improving aesthetics, better insulation for buildings, purifying pollutants in the air and they create a pleasing communal space for residents in urban areas.

“The American University in Cairo’s Rise institute offered a full-day training session to the public last month on designing and implementing rooftop gardens in Cairo, for 1,300 Egyptian pounds (Dh609) per person. The German government aid organization GIZ has supported a rooftop farming pilot project in the informal Cairo district of Ezbet El Nasr.”

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