Big Cities: Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Gardens

As urban agriculture grows in Paris, the government is beginning to open more and more shared gardens across the city. The neighborhood associations managing the small plots bring the gardens to life by inviting local residents across all income levels to participate. In addition to gardening, the spaces serve as community sharing and relationship-building venues. These plots also tend to be environmentally conscious, as they encourage growing seasonal vegetables, using zero pesticides, and creating healthy environments for pollinators.

The segment also explores the benefits of bees and why they thrive in urban areas. This bee-friendly environment offers beekeepers the opportunity to install beehives in parks, rooftops, or terraces, contributing to the biodiversity of the city's gardens and green spaces.


Video produced by BYRON Productions and distributed by Quartier Latin Media in France.

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