Added by on 2019-11-03

Living Web Farms’ Energy and Resource Coordinator, Richard Freudenberger, guides us as we explore the benefits of building of adapting a living roof for appropriate structures. We’ll discuss planning, design, structural needs, materials, drainage, and soil mediums. Richard will also talk about the optimum native and the non-native plant choices, tolerances, and maintenance considerations. We will be utilizing the green roof on Living Web Farms’ Black Soldier Fly facility to show an example of one kind of living roof adapted to our specific uses, as described. Planting a ‘living’ or ‘green’ roof to a structure can help with temperature control, stormwater runoff, and more longevity for the roof membrane. Roof plantings contribute to local wildlife habitat and provide a cooler summer environment. This video series will help you decide a new way you can make a pleasing aesthetic addition while adding a fertile landscape. In part 2, Richard helps you plan your living roof design according to your climate. Related PostsBuilding a Green Roof Part 4: Planting an Extensive Green Roof2.5-acre native living roof part of smart building designMaking a shed living/ green roof for £25 (shed, garage, lean too, man cave, cabin) part 1 the beforePrairie Green Roof“Tower Garden Planting” by Epic GardeningHydroVentiv® the Blue/Green Roof for Advanced Stormwater Management

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  • Forage Forage 9 months ago

    VERTICAL HYDRO RAFT? Well sort of.

    There is a rather interesting video showing how they went vertical with what we would use as a hydro floating raft sheet of Styrofoam. The video is in Chinese,but you should be able to watch it and get it. This is a great idea..and could easily be replicated. Vertical is the way to go as we can produce so much more food vertically.