The Hows and Whys of Green Roofs – Aug 18 at 7:00 PM

The Hows and Whys of Green Roofs
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
7 to 8:30 PM
Institution for Savings Lending Office
81 State Street
Newburyport, MA

A roof is just a roof, right? A black wasteland of asphalt shingles. Recently, as climate change advances and storms intensify, green roofs, or roofs laden with soil and plants, have seen a rise in popularity in North America. Green roofs transform rooftops into viable, evolving ecosystems.

For the Edible Garden Group August program, Lauren Healey, will discuss green roof basics and their many benefits, the state of the industry, and how they are changing the dynamics of specific cities. Additionally, participants will learn how to build a small scale green roof on a shed or balcony as well as the possibility of one on their home or business.

Lauren has completed three years of research on green roofs — from their ability to regulate storm-water run-off to achieving cost reduction.

The Edible Garden group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at