Community Garden Essay
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The pavement surface also precludes crop growing in underlying soil; raised soil beds will need to be constructed. Moreover, litter and pollution from surrounding urban surfaces must be closely monitored and mitigated to ensure healthy plant growth.
Location 5: Phelps Hall roof (on-campus)
3 rectangles: (69ft x 250ft) + (70ft x 190ft) + (100ft x 260ft) = 56,550 sq ft
(56,550 sq ft) x (1 acre)/(43,560 sq ft) x (1 hectare)/(2.47105 acre) = 0.5254 ha
Shading from tall trees and raised portions of the roof structure of Phelps Hall will constrain plant growth on the lower roof sections. Soil beds will need to be constructed on the roof surfaces and the farming operation will necessitate reinforced roof architecture capable of supporting the additional weight of soil, water, plants, and materials.
Average Crop Yield