A Canadian supermarket sells fruit and vegetables grown on its own roof
The Canadian firm IGA extra Famille Duchemin has taken another step towards sustainability and innovation with the launch of a pioneering project in the country. The company has installed an orchard of more than 2,300 m² on the roof of its Saint Laurent facility in Montreal, where it grows fruits and vegetables that it sells in the store. It is, no doubt, a good way to take advantage of this surface. The site offers thirty varieties of organic vegetables grown on their own roof (lettuce, tomatoes, fine herbs, aubergines …). The roof also houses beehives that allow them to sell nearly 200 kg of honey in the supermarket at the end of September.
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