Here is a fascinating tutorial on how you can make your own green roof.  Green roofs are great for a number of reasons, including providing better insulation for your home, managing and maximizing rain water, and even providing opportunities to grow food you can eat.  This tutorial will introduce you to some basic green roof principles:

Published on Nov 29, 2012

Roger Grothe, Aloha Landscaping, Inc. shows how a green roof is built on a custom cottage along the St. Croix River in Wisconsin USA. A special pumice-based soil is used to correct a poorly installed green roof. The pumice-based soil has a 1,300% smaller carbon footprint than traditional expanded shale-based green roof soils. It ain’t green if it ain’t green.


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