any omni green roof can be farmed
Building owners can grow food on their roof using an Omni Green Roof.
If desired, the system can be maintained and harvested, at no additional cost to the owner, by The Roof Crop™. The harvested produce is gathered and distributed locally with minimal environmental impact.
Exceed City of Chicago green roof requirements
Offset installation cost in as little as 5 years
Contribute to the local food system
Stimulate the local economy
Create jobs for rooftop farmers
Great PR opportunities
omni + the roof crop = Smart green solutions
1 Install an Omni Ecosystems roof
2 Lease your new green roof installation to The Roof Crop
3 Earn rental income growing food
4 Take pride in smart, economically sound green solutions
The roof crop
Simply put, The Roof Crop leases and operates rooftop farms.
Once building developers have met their green roof requirement by installing an Omni system, they can turn to The Roof Crop for a truly maintenance-free green roof that pays for itself. The Roof Crop, acting as 'roof tenant', will oversee farm operations, including irrigation and general green roof maintenance. The company will pay the building owner an annual rental fee. In exchange, The Roof Crop will harvest and distribute all crop yield with minimal environmental impact.
Founded in 2006, Omni and its team have developed and tested a unique green roof system.
The Omni system is ultra-lightweight and farmable. The installation includes a fully-integrated irrigation element. With regular maintenance, an Omni Green Roof stays lush and radiates beauty far beyond the expectations of an ordinary sedum rooftop. Most importantly, an Omni installation meets all green roof requirements for architects, owners and developers seeking building permits in the City of Chicago.