Yes, you read that right. Check out this interesting story from the The Detroit News about a forging company that grows vegetables year-round, on the roof of their shop.
Trenton — Using heat from a forge that turns orange-hot metal into everything from car parts to hand tools, a Michigan manufacturer is developing an energy-efficient way to warm a year-round greenhouse on the company’s roof.
Trenton Forging President David Moxlow started growing fruit and vegetables atop the plant in November and has already harvested greens, peppers, broccoli, strawberries and tomatoes that are shared with employees and visitors.
The company is among a number nationwide that are developing technology and techniques for rooftop gardening as interest in local and homegrown food grows.