The garden is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital and will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe and feed thousands of people every year.
The garden is managed by a team of 20 gardeners and the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. People from Agripolis, company behind the project, say that it will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season. Pascal Hardy the founder of Agripolis said,”Our vision is a city in which flat roofs and abandoned surfaces are covered with these new growing systems, each will contribute directly to feeding urban residents who today represent the bulk of the world’s population. The goal is to make the farm a globally-recognized model for sustainable production, we’ll be using quality products, grown in rhythm with nature’s cycles, all in the heart of Paris.”
The garden will also host a variety of educational workshops and farming classes and will also allow local Parisians to lease out tiny segments of the rooftop for their own gardening needs.