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Springwise: Urban Dwellers Can Now Grow That Vegetable Garden They’ve Always Wanted

Springwise: Urban Dwellers Can Now Grow That Vegetable Garden They’ve Always Wanted
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Canadian start-up CitySoil has created a new, lightweight product designed specifically for rooftop gardens. The rich soil is suitable for all types of vegetation.

Valentina Park
  • 13 july 2011

Hardly a week goes by without our discovering some new urban gardening innovation, and this one is no exception. The spotting this time? CitySoil — a new, lightweight soil designed specifically for use in rooftop gardens.

CitySoil, a newly launched product from a Canadian startup by the same name, is an eco-friendly, ultra-lightweight soil engineered for weight-restricted rooftop gardens and green roof installations. The soil is made from only natural and recycled components; it’s also fully recyclable. Featuring high wind resistance along with porosity and permeability, CitySoil offers a thriving growing medium for all types of vegetation without the need for heavy and expensive multilayer systems. Made up of mostly inorganic materials, the patented CitySoil formula also will not degrade or decompose over time.

By the year 2050, almost 80 percent of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers, CitySoil points out. How could your brand make agriculture in such settings better, easier or less expensive?

(Read original article here.)

Originally published on Springwise, republished with kind permission.

Springwise is an independent new business ideas and innovation firm that seeks out the most promising new business ideas around the world. Learn more about Springwise.

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