On Laurier boulevard, the offices of SSQ Assurance are several stories high. On the roof of one of the buildings, visible from the fenestrated offices, a long line of 136 Smart Pots welcome greenery, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and berries. In the background: on one side the downtown buildings and on the other the bridges spanning the river.
But the garden is not there only for the view. When in bloom, it provides food to honey bees from the hives installed by Alvéole on the roof. And when its leaves and fruits are ready for harvest, the garden helps to feed the community, since the crops are donated to a community organization in Quebec.