Today we have the pleasure to air Ed Snodgrass’ keynote address “Right Plant, Right Place” from our inauguralÂ 2011 Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit on greenroofs.tv and our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.
As I’ve talked about many times, Ed has been a long standing editorial contributor to Greenroofs.com – the longest (2004-present) of all of our current 11 editors. Â He is known as The Plant Editor and writes theÂ occasionalÂ column “Ask Ed.” Â Yet he has been so busy writing books, appearing on radio and TV, and traveling the globe speaking about all his experiences that we really haven’t heard enough from him lately! Â But he didÂ recently write about his appearance on The Martha Stewart Show for Earth Day, and we certainly do understand about time constraints…
Ed is a great, humble guy with a dry wit and hearty laugh, and the inaugural Virtual Summit would not have the same without him as one of our Keynote Speakers!
Back in 2008 Aramis, Caroline Menetre, and I visited his farm and along with Trish Luckett (the better half of another contributing editor, Kelly LuckettÂ of Green Roof Blocks) from St. Louis, Tom Liptan, theÂ Ecoroof Program Manager at from the City of Portland, andÂ Dr. Brad Rowe, Kristin GetterÂ from Michigan State. Â Ed’s lovely wife and fellow author, Lucie Snodgrass, prepared us a wonderful locally grown lunch for us in their beautiful 1881 farmhouse.
As you know if you saw co-owner (and contributing editor,Â John Shepley‘s 2011 Virtual Summit video,Â “Sustainability at a Small Business: Emory Knoll Farms,”Â their farmÂ isÂ designed with protocols of the Natural StepÂ andÂ run with social responsibility and equitable practices along with sustainable elements including solar panels, greenroofs, and test greenroof beds.
Read my From Llamas to Greenroofs: An Interview with Ed Snodgrass for more information about Ed, the farm, and this fun day of ours.
Edmund Snodgrass is co-owner of Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants inÂ Street, MD. Â Edmund Snodgrass started the first green roof nursery in North America and has collaborated on green roof research with colleges and universities. Â He is co-owner and president of Emory Knoll Farms Inc. Â Ed speaks and lectures widely on green roofs and has presented in England, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada and the US. Â In 2009, Ed was the recipient of the Spencer P. Ellis award from the Maryland Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects and is the 2011 recipient of the G.B. Gunlogson Award from the American Horticultural Society. Â Ed is the co-author of Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living, 2011; The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening, 2011; The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance, 2010; and Green Roof Plants, A Planting and Resource Guide, 2006.
Ed is also a contributing editor on Greenroofs.com (2004): the Plant Editor where he answers reader questions, writes occasional articles, and features seasonal greenroof plants in “Ask Ed.”
In Ed’s keynote address he gives the participant an overview on how this axiom often used for landscape design is no less true on green roofs. Â This talk explores some of the ways plants are used on green roofs to perform ecosystem services.
A live 15-minute Q & A Session followed Ed’s video – the transcript is no longer available. Â Make sure to have your own questions answered from our speakers at the 2012 Â Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit by attending!
Enjoy! Â Visit greenroofs.tv to see “Right Plant, Right Place” or click below:
Episode #24: “Greenroofs: Wind & Fire”Â Panel PresentationÂ withÂ Kelly Luckett,Â Mike Ennis, andÂ Jim Kirby.
Episode #22: “Sustainability at a Small Business: Emory Knoll Farms”Â byÂ John Shepley.
Episode #21: Â ”Green Roof Technology Sails Around the World”Â byÂ JÃ¶rg Breuning.
Episode #20: “The Current Situation and Future of Green Roofs in China”Â byÂ Wang Xianmin.
Episode #19: Â ”Green Roofs Without the Hype” Panel PresentationÂ withÂ Patrick Carey,Â Dr. Robert Berghage,Â Charlie Miller, andÂ Ed Snodgrass.
Episode #15: “E = MC2 of Green Roofs: Ranking Energy Benefits by Mission, Climate and Construction”Â byÂ Christopher Wark.
Episode #14: “The Work of ATVBrasil”Â byÂ JoÃ£o Manuel Linck FeijÃ³.
Episode #13: “Green Roof Policies – An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends”Â byÂ Wolfgang Ansel.
Episode #10: “The Vertical Garden – from Nature to Cities: An Interview with Patrick Blanc” byÂ Patrick Blanc andÂ me with an introductionÂ byÂ Caroline Menetre.
Episode #9: “Sloped and Complex Green Roofs” byÂ Richard Hayden.
Episode #8: “The Portland Ecoroof Program: A Cross-section of the Green Roof Movement in Portland, Oregon” withÂ Tom Liptan,Â Matt Burlin,Â Amy Chomowicz,Â Casey Cunningham, andÂ Alice Meyers.
Episode #7: “Constructing Gardens in the Sky” byÂ Terry McGlade.
Episode# 6:Â ”Sky Meadows – Integrating People and Nature: Sustainable Green Roofs and Roof Gardens” byÂ Dr. Nigel Dunnett.
Episode #5:Â ”Greenroofs & Walls for Educational & Social Equity in the Bronx” Panel Session withÂ New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera,Â Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.,Â Robert Bieder,Â Jon Beuttler,Â Jess Dannhauser,Â Javier Lopez andÂ Steve Ritz.
Episode #4:Â Keynote Address “CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility â€“ The Who, What, Where, When and How” byÂ Ralph Velasquez.
Episode #3:Â ”CDA Leads the Way for Incorporating Green Roof Space in an Airport Environment” byÂ Rosemarie Andolino.
Episode #2:Â ”2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” byÂ Haven Kiers andÂ me.
Episode #1:Â Opening Keynote Address “A New Place” byÂ Charlie Miller.
VS2011 Opening AddressÂ by Linda Velazquez (me!).
We’re almost finished with our series – check back next week on GreenroofsTV for our 27th installment from the Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2011!
~ Linda V.