The largest organic supermarket green roof garden in the country
The fruit of an ambitious project brought to life by the Duchemin family
Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough now boasts a green roof with the largest organic garden located on a supermarket roof in the country. The grocery store IGA extra Famille Duchemin will now offer its customers certified organic produce grown on its own roof. This cutting-edge store is also in the process of obtaining silver LEED certification. IGA grocery store owners Richard, Daniel, and Francis Duchemin teamed up with urban farmers from La ligne verte (Green Line: Green Roof) to bring this ambitious project to life, and encountered a ton of challenges and just as many anecdotes along the way.