#FBF: Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants
In today’s Flashback Friday #FBF, we take a look back at this wonderful Video from Kevin Songer, our former Tropical Green Roofs Editor. This video debuted in our second biannual Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 and offers important information for anyone considering planting living roofs in coastal areas.
Formerly, Kevin Songer, J.D., ISA Certified Arborist & Municipal Specialist, LEED AP BD+C was a green roof designer for MetroVerde (a husband and wife team) with an emphasis on designing with wind and native plants, a blogger with Living Green Roofs, plus much more.
Nowadays, Kevin has been appreciating life and exploring his art, and this is what he’s been up to:
Kevin Songer, Art and Languages of Nature
Sharing the Healing Powers of Nature through Native Plant Art. Nature Artist Kevin Songer’s blog of NFTs, Bioacoustics, Haiku, Wildflowers, Native Plants, Sustainability & Urban Green, Healing Aortic Dissection & more… An Adventure A Day! ~ About Kevin, Blogspot
In this #FBF: Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants video, Kevin speaks about his years of experience on living roofs:
Designing green roofs for coastal areas presents many challenges. Actual case studies, including a recent hospital green roof design on Bermuda will be discussed. This video examines issues and solutions to using native plants for salt and wind impacted shoreline rooftop gardens. The 48:34 video encompasses plant selection, root architecture, design layout, modeling, and other factors necessary in choosing the right plant to go on the green roof.
Watch above or you can also see it on the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 Playlist, where all of the videos are publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.
Kevin Songer contributed another video for Greenroofs.com: The “Wind. Water. Heat. Grow. Greenroofs.” Panel Session with Dr. Bill Retzlaff, David Aponte, and Joe Webb is another great video filmed for our inaugural 2011 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit. You can also read his article Intro to Tropical Green Roofs with us from 2012.
Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!
By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host