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Rooftop Gardens Thrive Atop Chicago's McCormick Place

chicagobotanic225The top of McCormick Place not only offers a great view of Chicago's skyline but also features the largest rooftop garden in the Midwest. 

In June, the Chicago Botanic Garden transitioned what was already a green roof into an urban farm site by planting 20,000 square feet of vegetables and herbs.

"A lot of what we're doing this year is for trial," said Angela Mason of the Chicago Botanic Garden. "We're hoping next year that we'll have a good selection of what does well on the rooftop that we can double our production."

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