Faculty Advisor

Sakulich, Aaron R.

Faculty Advisor

Stoddard, Elisabeth Anne

Abstract

Urban rooftop farming benefits cities through energy conservation, storm water management, and increasing urban food security. However, crops grown on urban rooftops are exposed to harsher winds than their ground-level counterparts, resulting in reduced crop yield and profit for farmers. This project designed and built wind barriers to protect crops on Higher Ground Farm, a rooftop farm in Boston, MA. A user manual for the barriers has also been created to serve as a resource for other urban rooftop farmers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

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