Cana­dian su­per­mar­ket of­fers pro­duce from rooftop gar­den

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Mon­treal, Canada - A Mon­treal su­per­mar­ket be­gan sell­ing or­ganic fruits and veg­eta­bles grown on its roof, a first in Canada.

The veg­etable gar­den cov­ers more than 2,300sqm of an IGA su­per­mar­ket in a Mon­treal sub­urb. About 30 va­ri­eties of or­ganic fruits and veg­eta­bles will be on sale un­til colder weather sets in, the chain said.

The wa­ter used to ir­ri­gate the gar­den comes from the su­per­mar­ket’s de­hu­mid­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem.

Eight bee­hives also have been in­stalled on the roof, with the aim of gath­er­ing as many as 600 jars of honey for sale.

The rooftop gar­den will en­able veg­eta­bles to be cul­ti­vated with the ‘great­est care for the en­vi­ron­ment’, said su­per­mar­ket co-owner Richard Du­chemin.

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