Farmer Proves Potential of Rooftop Planting

Farmer Proves Potential of Rooftop Planting

A farmer in Zhejiang Province has successfully converted a rooftop into a rice field. This triumph opens up the potential for more rooftop farming in . From Xinhua Net:

In Chinese , most farmers go “down” to the field to harvest crops, but one from an eastern village in China goes “up” to the roof to reap rice.

Peng Qiugen, a “landless” farmer who transferred his land to a gardening seven years ago, just harvested over 100 kg of rough rice on his 120-square-meter rooftop this week.

“My greatest wish is to save more land for China by promoting rooftop farming to more households,” Peng told Xinhua.

He calculated that a roof as large as his, if used for growing vegetables, can meet the daily demands of 20 people.

[…] In 2010, his “sky rice farm” was awarded a gold medal during the World Green Roof Conference in . [Source]

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