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Lets welcome nature back into the city – Gary Grant

Welcoming nature back into the city is urgently needed. This theme was central to Gary Grant, of the Green Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd, who provided a demonstration of this works in practice.Gary provide simulation of a sever storm on an industrial unit with and without a green roof. OK, the unit was from a train set, and… Read More

Lets make brownfield gardens part of urban landscapes

Lets make brownfield gardens part of urban landscapes

The brownfield gardens at Hilldrop are a key element of the Festival of Urban Landscapes to be held in July.   The venue, of course, is the home of GRT. Designing landscapes for people and wildlife is key to John Little’s (co-author of the online guide) work. John’s garden has  a plethora of green roofs.… Read More

Festival of Urban Landscapes for Nature and People

Gathering to celebrate resilient cities filled with nature.       A great line-up of UK and international experts and activists including Ed Snodgrass, Dusty Gedge, Laura Gatti, Arit Anderson, Gary Grant, Sara Venn, Wendy Allen and John Little.   We will be celebrating ways to design city landscapes for nature and people – from… Read More

A sod roof in Nebraska

A sod roof in Nebraska

A sod roof in Nebraska appeared in our facebook feed the other day. And what a good looking green roof it is. Yet there is more to this than looking good. Firstly sod houses in the mid-west of North America are historically important. And secondly in the soil and plants, there may be secrets that can… Read More