In commemoration of Earth Day — today, 4/22 — Roosevelt University is “breaking ground” on its downtown Chicago Rooftop Farm, located on the 5th floor of the Wabash Building, as we prepare for spring planting!
Please join us between 2-4 pm, in the 5th floor fitness center, and help prepare the growing modules for vegetable planting. We will be adding compost — processed by City Farm and the Resource Center from the organic waste collected from Roosevelt U. — to the current growing medium along with performing general maintenance.
This year, we intend to develop the 5th floor green roof system into a vegetative rooftop farm, replete with a myriad of herbs, food crops, and cover crops to be used in the RU Dining Center. Moreover, the food waste generated by Dining Center produces compost that will build healthy soil at the Schaumburg Campus Community Garden and replenish the growing medium at the Wabash rooftop gardens.
Please join us for whatever time you can spare — and Happy Earth Day!
This activity is sponsored by the RU Environmental Sustainability Office and the student organization RU Green