On the roof of high-rise 14-storey residential buildings in Hong Kong over vanity producers of organic crops grown in vegetable gardens, for example, potatoes and cucumbers. This need has appeared in a growing consumer demand for organic food in one of the most densely populated places on the planet.
"Better to grow food, you buy it in the supermarket," — said one of the residents of Hong Kong, who attends the "urban farm" twice a week. "Undoubtedly, the vegetables that people grow themselves, juicy and fresh. To everything from their landing a sense of satisfaction. "
At a time when much of southern China with 7 million people live in high-rise buildings, and land prices are prohibitively high, the use of the roof is the best option for farmers or people who want to have their own garden. The appearance of such households in Hong Kong is belated, as the farm on rooftops have become common practice in cities such as London and New York.
In two years, the number of permanent farmers in Hong Kong has increased to 100, reflecting the growing popularity of growing vegetables in urban environments. To date, in 930 square meters of 400 sites available, the monthly rent is between 20 and 25 U.S. dollars for one. To all, the project was abandoned for a second wind areas with poor infrastructure and predominantly elderly population.
The gardens are open at certain times, and people seeking information about urban farming, can attend special courses. But, unlike the counterparts in other cities around the world, despite the growing interest in the gardens on the roof, while it is unlikely that they will be able to provide the population of Hong Kong sufficient yield. According to official data, only 3% of vegetables consumed in Hong Kong, raised in the country.