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Post by megman » 06-03-2014 05:44 PM

Here comes some pics from the green roof I'm heading up......
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Post by Fan » 06-03-2014 05:45 PM

oh sweet, that looks great. I have been doing some raised beds as well... how are you managing drainage for them? Would like to see some closer shots please.

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Post by megman » 06-03-2014 05:50 PM

I'm trying to post some more but there seems to be a glitch.....
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Post by megman » 06-03-2014 05:57 PM

Fan wrote: oh sweet, that looks great. I have been doing some raised beds as well... how are you managing drainage for them? Would like to see some closer shots please.

Where is this and what capacity are you doing this in?


The barriers have slots in them, so it's basic roof drainage. Only 4" of medium to work with.

It's on the roof of the Big Carrot on Danforth on Toronto.
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Post by Fan » 06-04-2014 08:59 AM

So I assume they are growing ingredients for a restaurant below? I guess I could google the big carrot danforth :)
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Post by megman » 06-04-2014 09:18 AM

The chefs use some herbs they grow, but it's separate from the rest.

It's an experimental community garden under the Seeds of Hope Foundation. Basically were planting different things to see what works and what doesn't, trying different soil/manure mixes, watering techniques and the like. Also to try and get more people interested in growing their own food.

Everything is non-GMO.
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Post by Cherry Kelly » 06-04-2014 09:59 AM

Megman -- very nice! Looks like you are doing a good job with this. Thanks for the pix!

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Post by Raggedyann » 06-04-2014 05:01 PM

Looks like a lot of hard work and it looks great. Kudos!
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Post by Fan » 06-06-2014 11:02 AM

it does look like damned hard work. Are you maintaining it as well?
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