As you drive by 887 Great Northern Way, you would never know that a thriving garden – maintained by MicroHabitat — adorns the roof of this concrete lab and office building.
MicroHabitat’s mission is to build a healthier society by reconnecting people with nature and their food. Since 2016, they have been building urban farms in a variety of settings including terraces, schools, grassy areas, and yes, rooftops. By transforming unused spaces into urban farms, they are creating greener and more resilient cities.
As we have worked with MicroHabitat over the past year, we have appreciated the tremendous care they put into the garden at 887 Great Northern Way. As well, the educational programs they have provided have been very well received by our South Flats tenants.
We chatted recently with Nicholas, the Chief Urban Farmer from MicroHabitat, about their important work.