Seeding the City: Creating Green Roofs in New York

Seeding the City: Creating Green Roofs in New York

Trent Johnson
Dec 9, 2010

Seeding the City is a small project aimed at increasing the number of green roofs in New York, one small patch at a time. The idea is that by creating a mini-green roof network, more people will become aware of the benefits and additional projects will take root.

While their Kickstarter project did not meet its fund raising goal, the project goes on and is gaining good traction. In fact, Seeding the City gardens are already popping up all over New York City.

The mini green roofs made by Seeding the City are comprised of:

  1. Containers: A series of 3' by 1' by 4" plastic trays
  2. Growing medium: a mixture of soil, sand, gravel and hydrorocks.
  3. Sedum: a hardy succulent plant, perfect for NYC rooftops.

The modules are multipliable to accommodate roofs of nearly any dimension. Seeding the City also provides flags to promote the green roof network.

See their promotional video below, or visit their blog.

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