Living Roof

A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Also known as “living roofs”, green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and combat the heat island effect. -wikipedia
[This is not our garden shed. Someday, we hope, our humble roof will be this pretty]

Last summer we built a garden shed/chicken coop. We decided it needed a living roof (also called a green roof or a sod roof) and promptly set about building one. We made grand progress until winter hit and we decided that we'd had enough of cold weather construction. Now that spring is here, we're diligently back at work. As of March 2010, our roof looks like this:

Yes, we have a looong way to go. But stayed tuned as we delve into the design and planting, all slated for Spring/Summer 2010.

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