Thursday, 24 April 2008

FROM GREEN ROOFING TO VERTICAL FARMING

Greg at 'Are We Green Yet' has written about the greening of rooves for aesthetics and temperature control as well as the development of ideas of vertical farms to provide food. It is interesting to see the difference between a beautiful, Austrian design and some worse-than-dreadful American and Canadian examples!

Of course, our Australian Parliament House has had a turf roof since it was built 30 or more years ago and I have always like its creative design. It looks great from above, as you can see here.

I love reading Greg's posts as they are a combination of great information, complete with links to yet more reading, as well as his own views and ideas. All he needs now is a vegetable garden of his own to get the greening going faster!

1 comment:

Greg W said...

Thanks for the comments.

Actually I do have a few raised beds in which I grow some vegetables. And I have expanded my horizons to perennial gardening as well.

Although the garden is quite young, it just started its second year, I have high hopes of it one day producing as many goodies as yours.

If you care to check it out here is the link: http://utahvalleygardens.blogspot.com/