But this doesn’t actually answer the question “Are Green Roofs good for you?” That’s a research question I’d like to get to the bottom of! :)
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I think there are some assumptions here we need to look at:
1. Assumes a certain diet
2. Assumes a level of energy use that seems quite high based on the solar power provided (would vary by climate and energy use)
Graphic illustrates how much backyard square footage would be needed to feed a family of 4 a well-rounded diet of meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, fruits and veggies for a year. Not surprisingly, it’s a lot.
Students Design Home Heated by Compost
Students at Waseda University have designed and built an innovative house that produces its own heat through agricultural fermentation. During the cold months, dried straw is composted in acrylic cases within the house using the low-odor Japanese “bokashi” method. The fermentation naturally heats up the house by generating 30° celsius heat for up to four weeks.
- Italian Parsley
- Garlic Chive
- Sweet Basil
- Basil Genovese
- Purple Sage
- Spanish Lavender
- Mint Mojito
Efficient City Farming is a project in Berlin using aquaponic techniques in a recycled shipping container to grow all kinds of vegetables.
From tomatoes and basil to passion fruit, they have some cool things going on.
Their new concept is a mobile raised bed and they have future plans for a mobile chicken trailer meant for the city