Archive for Green Rooftops

Photo Gallery: Dinand Library’s Exterior Spaces Are Reenergized with Art, Rooftop Garden

The exterior of Dinand Library has seen many new changes this year, including the construction of a rooftop garden and the addition of two art installations in the library’s exterior spaces. The garden is now open for use and a joint dedication of the installations was held for students, alumni, Holy Cross and extended community members on April 20.


The new building also includes a green roof therapy garden, a forum for lectures and events that can accommodate seating for 260 guests, and an assisted daily living simulated neighborhood with an apartment, grocery store and streetscape.

Rooftop farming at Belvedere College

belv-urbanfarm_01-758x426Belvedere College’s innovative new Urban Farm project which was created this year as a horticulture and school based project consisting of an indoor GROWlab greenhouse and a rooftop growing area, is going from strength to strength. The urban farm offers students the opportunity to grow crops, farm fish and cultivate fungi while also learning about plant life cycles, green technology, and sustainable farming practices.

Kennedy Commons – Sta Clara University

The Commons enables SCU to evaluate sustainable components that may be used in upcoming capital projects. This building demonstrates that sustainability responds to community, environmental, and economic needs. Green roof that supports live planting – Updated FAQs about removal (March 2015)

Refugee’s rooftop garden helps feed Kings Cross homeless

Lionel – not his real name – is a little shy, by his own admission. He has good reason; he fled his central African homeland of Burundi, one of the world’s poorest countries, to seek asylum here. Now he waits in limbo, with limited English, in a country that doesn’t believe he is a refugee. But when Lionel, a professional agronomist, tends to the rooftop vegetable garden at St Canice’s in Kings Cross, he blossoms.

Growing from the rooftops

A rooftop garden is all set to flourish in Sydney’s inner city, and the fruits of volunteers’ labour will in turn be used to nourish disadvantaged members of the local community. The St Canice’s Rooftop Garden Project is the brainchild of St Canice’s parishioner Rob Caslick, who runs a weekly organic soup kitchen as part of the parish’s outreach for local people in need. The kitchen is situated below the offices of Jesuit Refugee Service, which boast the rarity of a spacious rooftop.