Publié le 2011-04-28 09:13
Dernière mise à jour 2011-04-28 09:13
After two months of round-the-clock care, the first batch of vegetables at Lufa Farms
is ready to be harvested. The eggplants and tomatoes that have been growing since February will soon be picked by a small staff of roughly ten people. Meanwhile, the cucumbers and bell peppers just a few rows over will continue to ripen in Lufa’s massive rooftop greenhouse, which sits on top of a two storey commercial building in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.Three years ago, Mohamed Hage, 29, the founder of Lufa Farms, had the idea to build an urban greenhouse to grow organic vegetables. Armed with a background in computer software and a taste for the tomatoes he ate growing up in Lebanon, Hage set out to build a two million dollar, thirty-one thousand square foot greenhouse to provide Montrealers with fresh, locally grown produce.
That was a bold vision, especially in a city that has few examples of urban agriculture and plenty of red tape to prevent it from taking root…
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