Edible Schoolyard Shed
   
Greensboro Children's Museum Edible Schoolyard shed; Photos Courtesy of Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky RoofingProject Name: Edible Schoolyard Shed
Year: 2010
Owner: Greensboro Children's Museum
Location: Greensboro, NC, USA
Building Type: Museum
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 400 sq.ft.
Slope: 20%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky Roofing

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof Design Consultant: Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky Roofing, LLC
Architect: Frank Chenney, A+ Archictects
Roofing Contractor: Allied Roofing
Greenroof System: Carlisle Roof Gardens
Modular Greenroof System on Ground: LiveRoof
N.B. Handy
Greening the south east!Close up, completed on Earth Day 2010! Courtesy of Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky Roofing LiveRoof & Wall display with information on Living Walls/Roofs
The Greensboro Children's Museum's Edible Schoolyard will be visited by people from all around the U.S. It will serve as a national model for other museums and children's institutions. The Edible Schoolyard will educate children, families, & teachers about the benefits of growing your own food and encourage healthy eating habits and about being sustainable. The shed will benefit from the cooling effect of the greenroof as well as educate and display the benefits of living roofs to the public. It was installed on April 22, Earth Day 2010. There is a small LiveRoof display on the ground that you can touch & feel and it explains the benefits of living roofs. What a great oppportunity to educate & spread the word about vegetated roofs and walls! It is the first vegetated roof in Greensboro, NC.
edging adhered to TPO to hold materials on 4/12 pitch slope; Photos Courtesy of Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky RoofingProtection fabric & Enka Drain materials used.
Earth to Sky Roofing & Allied Roofing donated the installation labor and Carlise Roof Gardens donated the materials & vegetated mat. The aluminum edging was adheared to the TPO roof every 4 feet to hold the materials on the 4/12 pitch slope. This summer has been very hot & humid in North Carolina and the sedum plants have required more watering than expected. We will be installing irrigation for next summer!

Additional thumbnail photos:

spreading the growth media; Photos Courtesy of Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky RoofingLaying the sedum mats.Greening the south east! Photos Courtesy of Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky RoofingLiveRoof & Wall display with information on Living Walls/RoofsGreensboro Children's Museum Edible Schoolyard shed; Photos Courtesy of Janie Schepker, Earth to Sky Roofing
The Greensboro Children's Museum is located at 220 North Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27401; 336.574.2898. Visit the website and specifically their Edible Schoolyard page here. For more information on Earth to Sky Roofing, LLC visit: www.earthtoskyroofing.com and learn about LiveRoof in The Greenroof Directory.
 
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