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Media Release: Rooftop-Greenhouse Director from Montreal to Speak at Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference in Boston March 8

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Lufa Farms' Lauren Rathmell to participate in Rooftop Farm panel. Press Release (02/26/2014) Boston - Lauren Rathmell, greenhouse director and a founder of rooftop grower Lufa Farms, will introduce her Montreal-based company, its pesticide-free produce and its high-tech farming technology to attendees at the second annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference on Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Northeastern University's Curry Student Center, 346 Huntington Ave.

Rathmell is part of the rooftop urban farming panel -- moderated by Massachusetts Agriculture Resources Commissioner Greg Watson -- to commence at 11:10 a.m. Fellow panelists are John Stoddard, co-founder of Higher Ground Farm, and Brendan Shea, co-founder of Recover Green Roofs.

The panelists will share best practices on year-round growing, hydroponics, crop choices, and water management, as well as business operations for rooftop farms.

Conference registration and information are online at

About Lufa Farms

Lufa Farms, based in Montreal, is a commercial agricultural company pioneering a viable and sustainable model for city rooftop farms. Without using chemical pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, the company's greenhouses produce more than 100 tons of vegetables the year around. Lufa Farms distributes more than 3,000 baskets of produce per week through a network of pick-up points in and around Montreal. Information is available by phone: (514) 669-3559; email: or web:

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Lufa Farms greenhouse in Laval, Quebec


Lisa Figlioli


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