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Rooftop gardening helps combat climate change

11. February 2012

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Rooftop gardening helps combat climate change

A recent RHS study has shown that rooftop gardening can help combat climate change by lowering surrounding air temperatures. RHS scientist, Tijana Blanusa, who undertook the RHS research, says: ‘With our climate getting warmer, gardeners will be playing an even more important part in helping reduce the effects.’ ‘Getting planting right in urban spaces, which can […]

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Roof launched

30. June 2009

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Roof launched

We finished the main build last week in time for the launch party, which went splendidly. The roof garden is now up and running. Now the fun begins – we are working on an irrigation system and we have all the materials ready to build a keyhole garden. The sun last week dried our beds […]

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…in the sky

19. June 2009

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…in the sky

Big work this week – we moved the remaining 3 or 4 tonnes of compost into our storage area to be used later as we build more beds. Big thank yous to Sarah, Anna, Huw, Jessica and Saoirse. We brought the rest of the plants fully out into the weather last weekend. They’ve all responded […]

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Allotment in the Sky

10. June 2009

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Allotment in the Sky

The Bash Building near Old Street  is the site for the City’s hot new green gardening project. The aptly named Harrison Leaf, an innovative graduate in Food Anthropology and a fan of Urban Agriculture, is building an organic roof top allotment using only re-cycled materials together with 8 tons of compost donated from the North […]

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