October 28, 2010 (Thu)The Buzz About Rooftop Farming
Japan is a land of tight spaces and ingenious ideas. No room to farm in the city, no problem! Some companies are running rooftop gardens as a way to combine business savvy and biodiversity. These initiatives also involve the local community to support various projects.
I was able to check this out for myself during a shoot where I participated in rooftop bee farming through the Ginza Honey Bee Project. It was a bit scary at first with all the buzzing around, but proved to have a sweet reward! Honey collected from the bees is sold to local businesses where it is made into a variety of products including limited edition honey cocktails....delicious! You can see me experiencing honey love through this report on a very special rooftop garden in Tokyo.