N. Korea Introduces ‘Rooftop Farm’ with Artificial Pond | Be Korea-savvy

N. Korea Introduces ‘Rooftop Farm’ with Artificial Pond


SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire)The Chosun Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan, recently introduced the rooftop farm of a daycare center in Pyongyang as a good example of ‘rooftop afforestation.’

The rooftop of the daycare center is completely covered with gardens and an artificial pond. Viewed from the sky, the rooftop is fully green, appearing to be a farm.

The media noted that the trend of rooftop afforestation goes beyond the limit of simply planting flowers, towards growing fruits and vegetables and building artificial ponds. Convergence-type rooftop afforestation is becoming a new trend.


The children and teachers at the daycare center grow various kinds of crops, including strawberries and red peppers, depending on the season, while cultivating tomatoes and cucumbers in a greenhouse.

The daycare center recycles the waste water of the swimming pool to operate the artificial pond, while using fish excretion to fertilize the vegetables.

Image Credit: Chosun Sinbo / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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