IGA, a U.S. grocery store chain that operates around the world, recently announced that its St. Laurent Montreal location will feature an urban garden on its rooftop.
The rooftop garden will grow 30 varieties of organic product that will include a multitude of standard produce options, including "lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and herbs." It will also include eight beehives, which will likely produce 600 jars of honey. At 25,000 square feet, this is the "largest organic rooftop garden in Canada," and will sell at the same price as other organic items the grocery store sources from external distributors.
As urban farming becomes increasingly necessary, brands like IGA are working to adopt this important form of gardening into their offerings.