Ester Restaurant

Project Completion
June 2010

Location
Dorchester, MA

Building Type
Commercial

ROOF FARM TO TABLE SERVICE 
This rooftop farm maximizes the use of local materials, water-efficient irrigation technologies, and organic farming practices to serve the freshest food to Ester Restaurant located below.

Recover constructed and installed sustainably harvested black locust planter beds, a great choice for a naturally rot-resistant wood that requires no chemical treatment and is sourced locally from the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Rooflite soil from a soil blender just 20 miles south of Boston and a recycled rubber mulch, vegetation-free zone around beds round out the local features of this project. Netafim drip irrigation lines maximize watering efficiency. 

Farm and harvest responsibilities are managed by Green City Growers of Somerville, Mass. A wide variety of crops are grown and harvested, from tomatoes and eggplants to cucumbers, carrots, leafy greens, and herbs.

At Ester Restaurant Rooftop Farm, Netafim drip irrigation lines maximize watering efficiency, and recycled rubber mulch in vegetation-free zones slows rainwater runoff .

At Ester Restaurant Rooftop Farm, Netafim drip irrigation lines maximize watering efficiency, and recycled rubber mulch in vegetation-free zones slows rainwater runoff .

 

Client Name
Ester Restaurant

Size
4,500 sq. ft.

Green Roof Design
Recover Green Roofs

Type
Rooftop Farm

Plant Type(s)
Vegetables, Herbs

Green Roof Components
Green Roof Solutions

Plant Supplier
Green City Growers

Waterproofing Membrane
Carlisle EPDM

Soil Media Supplier
Read Custom Soils



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