Please join co-hosts USGBC Illinois and CNU Illinois for an informative panel discussion exploring rooftops as an opportunity for urban agriculture. There can be many benefits to rooftop agriculture, including job creation, promotion of local food security, and a reduction on transportation impacts. In addition to being a “cool-roof” building strategy, rooftop agriculture can also contribute to achieving LEED-ND Credit 13 with “on site food production.” Our three panelists will share their perspectives on achieving successful rooftop gardens at various scales: Urban Habitat Chicago will present the roof garden created for True Nature Foods; Uncommon Ground will share their journey to becoming the first certified organic rooftop farm in the US; and the largest farm-to-fork rooftop garden in Chicago and the Midwest, located on the West Building of McCormick Place, will be discussed by McCormick’s food service provider, SAVOR…Chicago. Food law attorney, Richard Schell, will moderate the panel. USGBC Illinois and CNU Illinois members, as well as non-members, are invited to attend.
CNU Illinois & USGBC Illinois Green Event October 30