The world’s largest urban farm is due to open on a Paris rooftop

The suburban rooftop south west of Paris will be the first of its kind, boasting 14,000 square metres to host an extensive urban garden.

Rooftop gardens may not be new, but they're certainly becoming more popular thanks to the eco-conscious way of thinking in inner cities. While climate change continues to rise, more people around the world are creating ways to reduce their footprint and create green oasis' in the middle of congested cities.

And this is what Paris is taking the lead on, thanks to rooftop restaurant company, Le Perchoir opening up a string of skyline eateries in the affluent suburb of Marais.

However, their biggest achievement due to open in 2020 is Paris' 14,000 square metre urban farm - the largest of its kind in the world. Located in the south west suburbs of Paris, the rooftop will grow more than 30 different plant species, as well as growing 1,000kg of fruit and vegetables each season.

Image credit: Le Monde

The inner city farm will be managed by 20 gardeners, only using organic practice. 

The epic-scale of the rooftop hopes to set an achievable standard for other cities around the world, supporting the sustainable cause for cleaner, greener future.

The farm will be on the rooftop of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles complex, currently undergoing renovations to house the farm as well as on-site restaurants and a bar to fit 300 people. 

Restaurant goers will be treated to panoramic views of the city whilst enjoying the seasonal menu, all from the produce from the rooftop.

Main image credit: Curbed

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