Unappreciated Advantages of Green Roofs

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While a cityscape’s concrete slabs and dirty sheet metal blanket what was once vegetative abundance, green roofs inspire nature to strike back. Nestled across the urban and suburban skyline, green roofs provide a real opportunity for production as well as a host of environmental benefits. Despite this, green roofs remain less appreciated than they should be. Let’s look at the:

  • Benefits of green roofs
  • Types of green roofs
  • Largest green roof in the United States
  • Green roof cost estimates

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How Vertical Farming Would Work In DC

The Urban Vertical Project is getting around. Check out this guest post published on Rooting DC and learn about the latest and greatest in vertical farming here

How Vertical Farming Would Work in DC

By: Evan Bromfield, Founder at the Urban Vertical Project

Vertical farming would grow as much food as possible, for as many people as possible, and as close to where they live as possible.

It’s a bright future, tinted green, and it would work wonders for DC. Sustainable DC, the city’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly urbanism, is already pushing us in the right direction. Laws like DC council members David Grosso’s and Mary Cheh’s Urban Agriculture and Food Security Act of 2014 are just the next logical tipping point.

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Vertical Farms on Earth Day

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It’s a rule, any tangentially green websites have to have new content on Earth Day.  Here’s mine.

  • What the District of Columbia has accomplished
  • Is Earth Day what it used to be? Does it matter?Happy

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My Dad’s First Hydroponic System Cost Less Than $100

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Did you know you could build your own hydroponic system for less than $100?

I convinced my dad that hydroponics and vertical farming were “the future.”    We’d just started farming about an acre of hops in rural Maryland and one of his partners is looking to build a greenhouse.  He has a lot of extra compost and was fascinated by the idea of making compost tea.  All of this came together and he just did it.  No problem.

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Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from a street performer I looked up to:
“It is better to go out and do something than to stay home and plan something.”
-Jimmy Talksalot