‘eat up’: how to create a rooftop garden

Marla Aufmuth

photo: marla aufmuth

Wish you could create a rooftop vegetable garden like Chef J.W. Foster of the Fairmont Hotel, in San Francisco?  Get yourself a copy of Lauren Mandel’s EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture.

Eat Up: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture by Lauren Mandel


It is THE book on rooftop gardening, inspiring for the many possibilities it covers and the details and examples it gives, from containers and raised beds, to hydroponics and holistic building design. We love the chapters on Inspirational Rooftop Gardens and WISH that the publisher hand’t opted for black-and-white photos instead of color, which would have really brought the book alive (there’s only a small color insert).

Eat Up even covers Milk, Eggs + Wool and our what we imagine for our apartment-building-across-from-a-park: beekeeping…

hives at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

photo: marla aufmuth

Photographs by Marla Aufmuth for Gardenista.

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