See Ed Snodgrass on The Martha Stewart Show on Friday, April 20, 2012!

April 18, 2012 at 11:51 am

Well, we knew that greenroofs would eventually make it into mainstream America – and finally they have!

Ed Snodgrass, co-owner of Emory Knoll Farms / Green Roof Plants (and Contributing Editor here on, will be on the Hallmark Channel’s “The Martha Stewart Show” on this Friday, April 20, 2012!

Since I’ll be working, I’ve already set my DVR is record Friday’s show – how exciting!  Check the Hallmark Channel/The Martha Stewart Show website for your area time listings.

“The Earth Day Show,” as it’s touted, is described as follows:

“Go green with environmentally friendly ideas for your home and outdoor space.  Build your own lush rooftop garden with a handy guide from Ed Snodgrass, president and founder of Emory Knoll Farms.  Plus, a look at Disneynature’s remarkable new film, “Chimpanzee.”

~ “The Martha Stewart Show

I don’t know about “Chimpanzee” yet, but I can bet that it will be fun to watch Ed!  He filmed at the studio on Monday, April 16 and here Ed is below on the set:

Chip, The Martha Stewart Show set designer, is on Ed’s left, and Andrea Mason, who produces the garden segments, is on Ed’s right.

Ed says they constructed the shed mock up, above, to highlight differences between green and non-greened roofs and show the basics of small scale projects, including various growing media and planting options.

Ed is also promoting his book Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living, 2011, which he co-wrote with Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, and John Little.  I’m sure that viewers will appreciate the unlimited DIY possibilities here.

How appropriate that Martha is showcasing greenroofs on Earth Day – congratulations, Ed and kudos to Martha Stewart and staff for raising the public’s awareness of greenroofs!

By the way, make sure to see Ed’s collaboration on the “Green Roofs Without the Hype” panel presentation video, now playing on our GreenroofsTV Channel on YouTube.

As I always say, “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!”

~ Linda V.

Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011: See More of Our Awesome Speakers!

September 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 is less than two weeks away!

Last week I told you about our seven fantastic panel sessions who you’ll be watching followed by a live Question and Answer session, including:  “Biodiversity and Green Roofs,” Greenroofs & Walls for Educational & Social Equity in the Bronx,” “The Portland Ecoroof Program: A Cross-section of the Green Roof Movement in Portland, Oregon,” “Vertical Agriculture: A Global Movement Starts Locally, from Walls & Roofs to Table,” “Wind. Water. Heat. Grow. Greenroofs.,” “Greenroofs: Wind & Fire,” and “Green Roofs Without the Hype.”

In addition to our four awesome Keynote Speakers whom we’ve already profiled –  Andrew Grant,  Charlie Miller,  Ed Snodgrass and  Ralph Velasquez – and other luminaries previously highlighted, here are more brilliant speakers you will enjoy hearing:

Roland Appl, Germany:  The Technical Director of ZinCo and President of the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) will present “Combining Green Roofs with Photovoltaics.”


Jörg Breuning, USA and Germany:  The principal of Green Roof Technology (Previously Green Roof Service) and co-founder of Green Roof Safari will present “Green Roof Technology Sails Around the World.”


Ignacio Espoz, Chile:  The founder of LatinGreen, Director of the World Green Roof infrastructure Network (WGIN), and Director of the Chilean Association of Green Infrastructure will present “Green Infrastructure in Chile and Innovative Living Walls for Environmental Restoration in Mining of the Atacama Desert.”

Tanya Müller Garcia, Mexico:  The founder of AMENA – Asociación Mexicana para la Naturación de Azoteas – (National Mexican Greenroof Association), Vice-President of WGIN, and Director of Urban Reforestation and Bikeways for the City of Mexico will present “Development of Greenroofs and Walls in Mexico and Latin America.”

Richard Hayden,  RLA, ASLA, CLARB,  USA:  The landscape architect and Garden Roof Department Manager at American Hydrotech, Inc. will present “Sloped and Complex Green Roofs.”


Haven Kiers, LEED AP, GRP, USA:  The founding partner of GreenSwell Design and Planning, trainer with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and contributing editor on will co-present the “2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” with Linda Velazquez.

Terry McGlade, Canada:  The horticulturalist, landscape designer, and  founder and President of Gardens in the Sky will present “Constructing Gardens in the Sky.”


Chris Wark,  MSME, LEED AP,  USA:    The engineer, Senior Energy Analyst for Viridian Energy & Environmental, and contributing editor on  will present “E = MC2 of Green Roofs: Ranking Energy Benefits by Mission, Climate and Construction.”

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Next week I’ll highlight the rest of our stellar cast of greenroof and greenwall professionals and enthusiasts!

See the GGW Virtual Summit  Speakers page and  Agenda to learn all about each presenter and their presentations or the panel sessions.

You’ve got to admit that you can’t beat the super low registration fee of $99 for September 27 and 28 plus the 30 days archived on demand through October 28 to hear from all of these excellent speakers…

… but we want everyone to qualify for the even lower  Associate Rate of only  $49 (just type in the name of the non-profit/organization/constituency that you belong when prompted)  or the Students/Faculty/Government Professionals Rate of only  $25 (state the school/university or government).

And, you’ll be  automatically  entered for the chance at winning our second Apple iPad2 drawing, announced on September 30, 2011.

Pre-register or learn more by visiting:

We hope you join us for this very interactive virtual experience – think film festival meets 2-day  webinar  and online expo extravaganza!

Brought to you by, we’d like to thank to our Virtual Summit Sponsors  TREMCO (Rare Earth) and  American Hydrotech (Emerald) and our Exhibitors, Associates, and Media Partners – make sure to visit them at the  Expo Pavilions.

See you  online  on September 27 & 28, 2011!

~ Linda V.