Gallery: Lufa Farms Brings Large-Scale Rooftop Farming To Montreal

The Lufa Farm ethos has a natural aversion to using chemical fertilisers and pesticides in their growing processes and this is reflected in their choice of coconut husk fibre as a nutrient rich bedding for the plants. Allied to this, they have taken on the principles of bio-controls as oppose to pesticides. Basically this means they introduce insects that counter pests, an example being ladybirds, happily living inside the greenhouse as a response to aphids. Being on a rooftop, snails and slugs tend not to be an issue either.

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  1. bthinker September 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I <3 Industrial sized greenhouses on-site of production. People really aren't aware how much more fullproof and secure this growth method is. Grats to Lufa. That whole town just got a failsafe to environmentally caused food shortages :)

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