It’s hard to find open space for plant life in an urban area, unless you look up. Green roofs help cool buildings, absorb excess water, and provide a home for plants and animals in the middle of a bustling city.
Recover Green Roofs (via Inhabitat) is one of a handful of companies that specializes in creating green roofs. Operating in the Boston metropolitan area, it helps turn the tops of buildings into gardens and farms.
So far, the company has completed 25 green rooftop projects, which range from passive gardens to actual rooftop farms, which have become something of a focus for Recover Green Roofs.
Among the completed projects in the company portfolio are a 17,000-square-foot farm on the roof of a Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, the food from which will be sold with a “hyper-local” label by grocery chain.
Another project is a 55,000-square-foot farm on top of the Boston Design Center, commissioned by urban farming group High Ground Farm. Once completed, it’s expected to be the second-largest rooftop farm in the country.