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Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture

Planning, Techniques, and Best Practices

Building-integrated agriculture is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of the agriculture industry, and recent technological innovations are enabling urban farmers to exploit underutilized spaces in our cities for food production. This half-day course discusses practical applications of green roof and wall technologies that can be used to implement productive rooftop farming initiatives. Case studies focused on pioneering urban farming operations describe key factors for project success.


Learning Objectives

  • What are the benefits of rooftop based agriculture
  • What are the different business and governance models of urban agriculture
  • What are the main challenges of rooftop agriculture
  • How do you implement a rooftop based agriculture project?
Learn about multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies drawn from across North America.

Scope of Course

This course discusses practical applications of green roof and wall technologies that can be used to implement productive rooftop farming initiatives with case studies focused on pioneering urban farming operations.


Continuing Education Credits

This course is approved for 1.5 AIA, APLD, ASLA, and GRP CEUs.



Your Instructor


Emma Tamlin
Emma Tamlin

Emma Tamlin is the Engagement Manager at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Co-Chair of the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council. With a passion for re-naturing cities and an enthusiasm for food because of its connection to human health and environmental sustainability, she hopes to bring more fresh food and nature to cities through urban agriculture and rooftop gardens.


Course Curriculum


  Download the Course Digital Resource Manual
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  Module 0 - Introduction to the Living Architecture Academy & Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
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  Section 1 - Introduction
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  Section 2 - Overview and Background
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  Section 3 - Locations for Urban Agriculture
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  Section 4 - Business and Governance Models
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  Section 5 - Key Considerations
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  Section 6 - Overcoming Challenges
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  Section 7 - Case Studies
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Frequently Asked Questions


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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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