The most ecological project of Tel Aviv is sitting on the roof of Dizengoff Center

The most ecological project of Tel Aviv is sitting on the roof of Dizengoff Center

Posted on Feb. 10, 2017, at 08:42 am

A very surprising project is taking place in the heart of Tel Aviv: the roof of Dizengoff Center was turned into a giant and innovative greenhouse. Welcome to Green in the City, an urban farming system launched by Israelis, and that does not use any soil.

Lettuce, basil, tomatoes and mint, everything that grows on the Dizengoff Center roof has one thing in common: none of it has ever touch the ground. To implement this, Green in the City created a hydroponic system using a mix of water and natural products as compost for planting.

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Thanks to this system, more than 10 000 plants and vegetables grow every month with no pesticide and no chemical fertilizer. They are sold to restaurants and stores in Tel Aviv but also via a self-service booth at the entrance to Dizengoff Center. Passersby are able to grab whatever they need and pay directly through a box without interacting with a salesperson.

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This initiative was created to promote urban accessible agriculture to inhabitants of cities. Workshops and conferences often take place on the roof of Dizengoff Center to share the passion and know-hows to as many people as possible.

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Green in the City, the urban farming system located on the roof of Dizengoff Center, with a self-serve stand of plants and vegetables sold at entrance D. For more info, visit their website.

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