Mother Earth Living


Room at the Top: Grow a Green Roof

Green roofs are all the rage in Europe, and they're catching on in progressive cities such as Chicago and Portland, Oregon. Should you plant a garden atop your house?



The green roofs on this house provide additional wildlife value to complement the meadow plantings at ground level.
Photo by Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury
The green roofs on this house provide additional wildlife value to complement the meadow plantings at ground level.
Green roofs can be installed on sloping roofs, although they will be subject to greater moisture stress than on flat or gently sloping roofs.
Small-scale roof greening on a porch.
Photo by Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury

















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