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More Green Roof

From the New York Times, more on the green roof at the new Academy of Science and the people who are making it happen:

Plants will adhere to the daunting slopes by way of 50,000 “bio trays,” biodegradable planters made from coconut fibers that allow roots to attach the trays to one another and also to the soil. (A waterproof membrane and fabric mats protect the roof from water.). As on all large green roofs, the soil is not dirt exactly but a gravel-like growing medium of granulated pumice, shales, clays and other minerals.Slideshow with grasslands at The Gap in San Bruno, plus one of our all-time favorite Marin County institutions, Fernwood Cemetery. Now if we could just get moss to grow on the de Young.
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