Came across this great article last week, all about green roofs in downtown Chicago.

It seems that more and more restaurants are turning to rooftop gardens to supply seasonal produce—and in Chicago, home of towering skyscrapers, it seems only fitting that the biggest rooftop garden in the Midwest is planned for construction in the spring.

Green roofs are great for providing fresh produce as well as a potentially unique seating area for restaurant patrons—but, as we wrote about in a post a couple of weeks ago—they’re also great for reducing wear and tear on a roof, reducing air conditioning load, and reducing the effect of urban “heat islands.”

What do you think? Do you think this is a trend that could catch on in urban areas in Canada? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Image credit: Christopher Macsurak