Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012 - (Page 4)

ON THE ROOF WITH… UNDERSTANDING THE RISE OF ROOFTOP FARMING WITH BEN FLANNER INTERVIEWED BY: MELISSA KOIS Perched atop the six-story building at 37-18 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City Queens, tucked high above the city streets is the Brooklyn Grange, a 40,000 square foot (3,700 square meter)roof top commercial farm. On the roof you say? Exactly, on the roof! The Brooklyn Grange is a classic green roof system, with a modern twist. Home to all the elements that go into designing a sustainable green roof, the Brooklyn Grange takes on a dynamic and challenging project – food production. Conventional farming techniques aside the Brooklyn Grange has battled elements many farmers would consider foreign. With just the perfect mixture of LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / WINTER 2012 / 4

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012
From the Founder
New Kid on the Green Roof
New Incentives for Green Roofs
On the Roof with Ben Flanner
Award Winning Green Roof and Wall Projects Represent!
Awards of Excellence Profiles
CitiesAlive 2012 – Building a Legacy of Outstanding Performance in Chicago!
Recognizing the Pioneer that was Malcolm Wells
Green roof and wall performance standards volunteers required!
Plant Profile: Thymus
Project Profile: Green Wall Maintenance Madness
GRP in Focus: Mary Ann Uhlmann
Project Profile: Healthy Haven for Community Members
A Positive Outlook for Urban Greening of Vacant Lots
A Green Space is a Clean Space
The Ambassador Program
Professional Calendar
New Corporate Members
GRHC Buyers Guide
Back to Planning’s Roots

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2012