The Green Roof: A Year in Pictures

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate

Tomorrow we’re cleaning up (composting!) the remnants of our garden, and we’ll be talking as a group about the lessons we learned from our first year of urban gardening as well as planning for what we’d like to accomplish next year.

For me personally, it was such a treat to watch the green roof grow this year, to pick fresh strawberries and cherry tomatoes at lunchtime, and to see the bees and butterflies come to our flowers. And there’s nothing so restorative during the busy work day than to eat lunch in the sunshine,  surrounded by the trees, flowers and grass—one floor up!

Here’s a look back at our green roof this first year in our new offices, starting with what it looked like before it was planted (November 2008) to the present. Pretty remarkable, don’t you think?

Roof

Snow on the Garden 2009 Winter 2009

Spring 2009 Planting the Garden

Garden Planted Roof Growing

Garden Growing Sedum Growing

Garden Making Progress Garden Mid-Summer

Sunflower 2009 Tomatoes

Garden in Full Bloom Snapdragon

Green Roof Summer 2009 Bees on the Sunflower

Grasses Growing Taller in Summer Sedum in the Fall

View of Dodge Roof in the Fall

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One Response to The Green Roof: A Year in Pictures

  1. Greenscaper says:

    Hi Molly, I’m curious why you used the cattle troughs. It appears that you hand watered them. Were they a Rutgers recommendation? Sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) are a better solution for urban food production. They produce more vegetables per square foot than any other method while saving precious water and time. These troughs could be converted to sub-irrigation for the coming growing season. It would cost very little using methods I have developed. Contact me if you are interested in learning more about this.
    Bob Hyland
    Founder – Center for Urban Greenscaping (CuGreen)

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