• Sitka rooftop greenhouse project to meet on Tuesday, Nov. 17

Rooftop greenhouses, such as this one on top of a parking garage in Vancouver, British Columbia, are becoming more popular around the world. The rooftop greenhouse project from the 2015 Sitka Health Summit is hoping this might be an option for Sitka, where land is at a premium. (Photo from http://www.cityfarmer.info/)

Rooftop greenhouses, such as this one on top of a parking garage in Vancouver, British Columbia, are becoming more popular around the world. The rooftop greenhouse project from the 2015 Sitka Health Summit is hoping this might be an option for Sitka, where land is at a premium. (Photo from http://www.cityfarmer.info/)

The rooftop greenhouse project from the 2015 Sitka Health Summit will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Sitka Pioneers’ Home manager’s house/Brave Heart Volunteers office.

Sitka's city-owned cold storage plant on Katlian Street is one place that has been suggested for a possible rooftop greenhouse.

Sitka’s city-owned cold storage plant on Katlian Street is one place that has been suggested for a possible rooftop greenhouse.

After several years of running into problems finding useable land for a Sitka Community Greenhouse and Education Center that didn’t require large investments in remediation, the group hopes a rooftop greenhouse on a flat-roofed building, such as the city’s cold storage plant on Katlian Street, might be the solution. Not only would wasted heat be recaptured for the greenhouse, but moving it onto the roof will provide better sun exposure and fewer garden pests (such as snails and deer).

Rooftop greenhouses of all sizes are becoming more popular around the world, and there have been several large ones pop up in New York City, Chicago, Montréal, Berlin, and other communities. Come join us as we see if this option is possible for Sitka. For more information, please contact Charles Bingham at 623-7660 or charleswbingham3@gmail.com

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