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 firstname.lastname@example.org