Wednesday, September 9, 2015

CAUSES Green roof in the Washington Post!

Our green roof was featured in the Washington Post! Here's an excerpt from the Home & Garden article by Adrian Higgins: 

"A hundred feet or so above the street, the containers are part of a loftier mission to develop an urban agriculture program aimed at connecting people in food deserts to affordable and nutritious vegetables. But from a simple gardening perspective, the boxes prove, too, that there is a lot of stuff you can grow in containers. Admittedly, this assemblage is on a grand scale. There are 117 containers that by my tally offer a growing area of more than 1,400 square feet.
I saw the rooftop garden in June but decided to check back to see how its first summer had gone. The answer? Far better than the gardeners imagined."
The green roof was recently visited by Adrian Higgins, who has been writing about gardening for the Post for more than 20 years. Mr. Higgins interviewed Sandra Farber-Bandier, who manages the green roof as well as the DC Master Gardener program (learn more about that here). 
Photo by Adrian Higgins, Washington Post
Also featured in the piece is this photo of Nick Toney, a UDC student who helps Sandy Farber take great care of our rooftop vegetable and pollinator plants. Great pic, Nick! 

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