Join GoodtoChina’s SkyFarms!

Posted on | February 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Join GoodtoChina’s SkyFarms!

GoodtoChina launches Skyfarms – a rooftop community initiative in Shanghai – a place for people to come together, learn, and grow their own fresh, local, organic food in a gorgeous and convenient setting. GoodtoChina, with our partners at Jiashan Market and Anken Green, will make it as easy as possible for you to succeed as an urban farmer!

SkyFarms members receive a plot of land to grow their own organic vegetables. Plus, GoodtoChina provides a kick-off workshop to give you the basics to get started, a seasonal planting calendar, access to onsite farming tools, a complimentary seed packet, urban farming resources, and water for irrigation. A selection of seasonal seeds and seedlings can also be purchased directly from GoodtoChina.

Membership in SkyFarms requires an up-front annual financial contribution and a commitment to work at least twice per month at the site.

SkyFarms will kick off the growing season with its “Get Started” urban farming workshop on March 3rd at Jiashan Market and March 10th at Anken Green. We’ll cover best planting practices, what veggies to plant, how to benefit from your organic waste and much more.

Location Annual Membership Fee Workshop Date and Time
JIASHAN MARKET
Lane 550 South Shaanxi Road
1000 RMB Saturday, March 3, 10:00am
ANKEN GREEN
668 HuaiAn Road
1200 RMB Saturday, March 10, 11:30am

Sign-up for a SkyFarms plot on our events page and we will send you registration details.

To ensure you benefit from the “Get Started” workshop sign up prior to February 29. Open day to see plots is February 25, 2012.

For more info contact:

amandabuzon@goodtochina.com (English)
yanye@goodtochina.com (Chinese)

Shanghai, along with New York City and other global cities, is moving towards a green, healthier society. This has meant green roofs, often in the form of organic vegetable farms, on city rooftops. The benefits for the city and its residents are multifold from energy-saving to sustainability to waste reduction. It also allows city residents to grow their own healthy food without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. This has been a major incentive in New York City where 84% of consumers are concerned about food safety and are consequently looking for innovative solutions to feeding themselves and their families. Similar levels of concern are present in Shanghai. With an undeveloped rooftop policy, plenty of opportunity is available for

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