What is it like harvesting rice on a “rooftop farm”?
A 33m-high rooftop farm (Photo provided by the sponsor)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- On the roof of a building on Baihe Road, Nan’an District, people rolled up their trousers and held sickles. As the referee's whistle sounded, a “rooftop farm” rice harvesting competition attracted many citizens and tourists.
People harvesting rice (Photo provided by the sponsor)
It is understood that the “rooftop farm” is located in a building of Mexin Group, Baihe Road, Nan’an District. In addition to rice, there are also lotus, towel gourd, eggplant, pumpkin and other crops. “These crops are planted by employees.” Mr. Liao, the relevant person in charge of the farm, introduced that when building the plant, the Company began to plan to build a farm on the top of the whole roof area of more than 30,000 square meters, and the farm covered more than 20,000 square meters. “The height of the farm is 33 meters, equivalent to the height of 11 stories.”
Persons harvesting rice (Photo provided by the sponsor)
Mr. Liao said that every employee of the Company could apply to claim the land in the “farm”, and if the application was successful, they would be awarded a plot of several square meters. Each section of the farm has a sign indicating who owns it, and employees can spend their free time in growing vegetables and other crops on private plots. Around every September, the farm will hold a harvest experience activity to let employees feel the joy of harvest.
It is reported that after the launch of the farm, it also attracted a lot of citizens and tourists. Considering that many citizens are interested in the farm, the Company also decided to open the “farm” free of charge to the public, so that citizens and visitors can experience the real version of “Happy Farm”! (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)