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Wetlands, raingardens and PDX summit

Wetlands, raingardens and PDX summit

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking  Amy Chomowicz from Portland (PDX) onto the wetland green roof at the V&A museum. A rain garden on a roof Rain water pours off the lead roofs either side and is held in the wetland. When the depth gets too high for the garden the water is slowly… Continue Reading

Foxes – mammal for London

I used to see foxes when I was a child in the countryside but rarely. Since I moved to London, 30 years ago, they are almost a daily sight. London Foxes – a mammal to celebrate   Last night walking across the Blackheath I encountered two. Later in the night, I was woken by a… Continue Reading

London habitats 1 – green roofs

London habitats 1 – green roofs

Habitats for wildlife in London are varied. Would most Londoners think of green roofs in the capital as wild space? I suspect not. And I am pretty sure most Londoners would not be aware of their existence. However, green roofs are probably some of our wilder and more innovative wild places. Primarily most are out… Continue Reading

Talking Education and Green Roofs

Education and green roofs have always interested me. I used to run learning sessions in schools while I was getting involved with green roofs and I was always amazed how schools that had green roofs made no link to the core activity of an education establishment; teaching and learning.   Green roofs and education – more than sustainability… Continue Reading