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GREEN ROOFS AND VERTICAL GARDENS

The changing pace of city living.

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Brooklyn Grange, a commercial farm adjacent to New York.  This farm supplies many of the local restaurants. They have a scheme where local residents pay a little each week of the year and receive fresh local food during the growing season. Around 25,000kg of food is produced each year on the farm . Brooklyn Grange also educates thousand of school kids on how to farm crops, chickens and honey.

Growing your own food on a city residential roof in  San Fransisco .

Growing your own food on a city residential roof in San Fransisco.

REDFERN - SYDNEY

This rooftop in Redfern was very harsh with the tiles on the balcony. The space is very exposed and hot in summer. Creating a rooftop garden gave this space an outdoor garden to entertain or just sit amongst the trees and shrubs and enjoy the view.

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You wouldn't think you were 6 storeys up and on a roof.

You wouldn't think you were 6 storeys up and on a roof.

Green roofs for Health 

 

Let me show you healthy trends I saw on my green roof study tour in the USA in 2016.  Many restaurants and merchants advertise the freshness of their food. Some restaurants even make consumers aware how their food waste is recycled to provide compost to fertilise the next crop.  Health is good for you and business it seems!

Local food is generally fresher, whilst providing more nutrients. Environmental benefits include reduced transport costs and carbon emissions. The produce can also cost less as a result. I visited green roof producers who are highly commercial in fresh food production. They were making profits in the city and working hard like farmers do. Being close to populations they were able to give back to the community, in one case educating 30,000 school kids a year in urban farming techniques.

Rooftop specifications for growing media, plants, irrigation, waterproofing, drainage and maintenance vary considerably for the different applications below, Evolvement looks forward to helping you implement your healthy roof, call Robert on 0468 787 071 or rgriffi8@gmail.com . 

These pots are a great touch to this outdoor space. Very little maintenance when built correct.

These pots are a great touch to this outdoor space. Very little maintenance when built correct.

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HUNTERS HILL

This green VERTICAL wall was built for a library.

Things to consider for indoor VERTICAL green walls is the lighting,drainage and air flow.

The success of any green VERTICAL wall is the selection of plants.

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Correct plant species is very important for healthy growth.

Correct plant species is very important for healthy growth.

View a slide show of ideas.