the green roof red?
Green in the term green roof
refers to symbolic green, as in "green products", "The Green
Team": sustainable, earth friendly entities. A broader term for a roof
with plants is Vegetative Roofing. Our roof is composed of Fully Vegetated
Sedum Tiles: an instantaneous landscape. Each tile is composed of several
sedum varieties, and has been growing for nearly 2 years. Sedum are
very hardy, a low maintenance group of plants that do not need a lot water..
There will be 4 flowerings, in pink, white and yellow. Perennial plugs of
Allium cernuum (Nodding Pink Onion) will be inserted later in May. They will
bloom in mid spring, a soft lavender blue color.
What happens when we don't
We will water the roof
using the hose connection on the opposite wall in the courtyard. We
have a battery powered rain gauge on order, with a read out that can be
attached to a window in the Commons. We will access the Green Roof
through the window on the Commons next to the staircase to the Upper
Who is going to do that??
We already have one volunteer who
is lithe and limber. We are seeking a few more lithe and limber people who
will make up the Lean Green Team, sharing duties watering the roof. Because
most watering will be in the summer, when folks are here and gone, we need a
few people who can work in pairs: one to hoist the hose and one to walk on
the roof. Contact the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(self-described as neither light, lithe, nor limber) to volunteer your
Keep your questions coming! See the display boards near the
commons windows overlooking the roof for more information.