Rooftop vegetable gardens to nurture the resilience of cities

Farms in towns are a possible solution to the short-circuit problems of food distribution and meet the natural needs of urban dwellers.

Paola Mugnier and Fanny Provent reveal the best practices for installing a vegetable garden on a flat roof, an under-exploited land reserve in our towns and the ideal area to host urban agriculture projects. Examples of projects in France and abroad illustrate how urban agriculture is a resilience solution for our cities. This online talk was organised by Leonard, in partnership with the lab recherche environnement.

Winner of the C40 Women4Climate award for her commitment to nature in the city, Paola Mugnier participates in the ecological and climatic transition of cities and regions. She is also sensitive to social and societal issues. She currently supports city stakeholders, from developers to local authorities, in order to foster biodiversity and urban agriculture.

Agricultural engineer specialising in urban agriculture, Fanny Provent is now coordinator of the Urban Agriculture, Ecosystem Services and Food for Cities Chair of AgroParisTech. Agile and active in this field, she promotes and facilitates the return of nature to the city, in all its forms. She’s convinced of the importance of the environmental challenges now facing us.

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