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Canadian IGA grocery store sells organic produce from its own rooftop garden (

According to Canadian Grocer, the 25,000 square foot rooftop garden of IGA Extra Famille Duchemin grocery store, created in 2017 in Montreal, produces about 35 types of produce that the store harvests and sells themselves. The certified organic crops include kale, lettuce, carrots, green beans, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes and spinach, and store co-owner Richard Duchemin says the produce sells “very well.” The garden also includes beehives for honey.

The garden isn’t just green with plants; it’s also environmentally maintained, getting its irrigation water from the store’s dehumidification system—water which would have been discarded anyway. The lush outdoor space also serves as a habitat for birds and bees.


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