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Rooftop Resources

5 Ways to Create a Cool Rooftop Garden

Ways to Create a Cool Rooftop Garden You've seen them. Trees and shrubs peeking over a roofline. Sure, rooftop gardens are all the rage in metropolises like New York and San Francisco, big cities where residential and commercial space is at a premium and concrete is far more abundant than greenways.

How to Build an Edible Rooftop Garden - Garden Therapy

I am smitten with award-winning landscape architect, Senga Lindsay's, book on unique and urban applications of edible landscaping, Edible Landscaping: Urban Food Gardens That Look Great (Harbour Publishing). You will be too when you get a look at this wealth of information from the book from this project: The Edible Rooftop No ground to grow your edibles?

How to Start a Green Roof Garden

Garden-lovers without backyards, go vertical! Such is the cry of a Park Slope resident who recently showed a crowd of New Yorkers (including yours truly) how to start a green roof garden.

Creating Your Own Rooftop Garden

By Heather Rhoades In more urban areas, a gardener is limited in the amount of space that they have. If you find that you are running out of room, or if you want an outdoor living space, then things may be looking up for you, literally.

The Sustainable Rooftop Garden -- Environmental Protection

The Sustainable Rooftop Garden It is always astonishing to recall that the Earth is covered by 70 percent water, and yet 97 percent is salt water. The three percent that is fresh is mostly trapped as ice, leaving a paltry 0.7 to 1.5 percent as fresh water that is accessible as groundwater or atmospheric moisture.

Rooftop Gardens

Lajee Centre in Bethlehem's Aida Refugee Camp to build a community rooftop garden. This is a pilot project that serves our larger vision for models that support green community projects that inspire sustainable livelihoods, food sovereignty , and community health.

How to Build an Edible Green Roof By Senga

For more information www.sengadesigns.com Home of the Gardening Gourmets - watch our TV pilot called the Garden Gourmets (google: senga lindsay garden gourmets) and tell us what you think! Senga will show you in three easy steps how you can create your own edible green roof at your home.

FarmRoof

Rooftops as Farmlands An ultra-lightweight, self-contained sustainable rooftop farm, full of ultra fresh and organic super foods. Countless architectural, ecological, environmental, and educational benefits. Zero Food Miles, Infinite Possibilities. What is rooftop farming? Rooftop farming is the cultivation of produce for food on the roof of a building.

How to plant an urban vegetable garden - Boston.com

Just because you don't have a big back yard doesn't mean you can't reap the benefits of a vegetable garden. A sunny window ledge, balcony, patio, or roof deck with six or more hours of full sun will provide plenty of space to cultivate and harvest veggies. Want to try it yourself?

Rooftop Gardening Tips

Each and every day mankind leaves footprints on this earth that can never be completely erased. We build and more people come to utilize the new housing developments, strip malls and business complexes that reduce our natural resources. While these things may meet our needs, they do take a toll on our environment.

How to Build a Rooftop Garden

Learn how to take your plant life to high places with this simple do-it-yourself guide from HGTV for building a living rooftop.

Garden Design

Subscribe Today! The reimagined magazine features compelling photography, captivating stories, and a striking design. Beloved and collected by avid readers for 32 years, the magazine, which will print four times per year, has a fresh aesthetic, 132 pages, and is advertisement-free, making it more akin to a "bookazine."

What to Consider Before Planting a Rooftop Garden

Rooftop gardening is nothing new. City dwellers have been tucking plants on roofs and fire escapes for generations. Even green roofs, roofs covered with soil and plants, have been around for years. It seems no matter how much land a gardener has, we always seem to be looking for more space, and roof top gardens of all kinds are gaining popularity in both residential and commercial sites.

30 Rooftop Garden Design Ideas Adding Freshness to Your Urban Home

Not too long ago, we featured a post on Freshome entitled 38 Garden Design Ideas Turning Your Home Into a Peaceful Refuge, which turned out to be quite popular. Nourishing your love for gardening may prove difficult to do in an environment that lacks...a backyard.

Rooftop Garden Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel and Decor

roofs don't need gardening help like this, but it's important to consider that green roofs slow rainwater runoff while also insulating interior spaces and adding beauty to the "fifth facade"; they also give the opportunity for gardening and even urban farming.More:9 Cooling Rooftop GardensHigh Design for"

20 Beautiful and Inspiring Roof Top Garden Designs And Ideas

Thinking of a beautiful lush green dramatic garden of your own is magnetically attractive. But, this awesome thought can always be felt as unrealistic if you are running short of backyard space at your home.

Build a Living Roof / Green Roof

After doing quite a bit of reading on the Internet, ok well an afternoon or so, I soon realised that there isn't a step by step instruction for building a roof garden, just lots of greenies saying how good they are, and lots of companies trying to sell you expensive stuff to do it - so i thought I'd give it a go myself.

Advice on Creating a Rooftop Garden

The ecological benefits of gardening on your roof Dear EarthTalk: I'm sure there are many good environmental reasons to build a rooftop garden. Can you enlighten? And also I'd like to know how to go about creating one and whether or not some municipalities might offer incentives to do so.

Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Green design & eco innovation for a better world