Having been a former railway siding, the potential for contamination was significant in the very limited growing area available at ground level around 279 Crichton Street. The desire to grow food within 10 metres of where it is consumed on a dense urban lot, was satisfied by elevating the garden to the roof top. The building below had been designed to support the agricultural initiative on its roof. 850 square feet of the roof area was dedicated to food production, while 350 square feet were allotted as a local xeriscape area.
The project scope of work included:
- plant selection
- succession planting plan
- garden management consultation