This episode, Sustainable Futures is joined by green roof luminary Ed Snodgrass to discuss his pioneering work in sustainable farming practices, his leadership in the green roof industry, and his contributions to our understanding of native planting practices. Over his years of work in farming, green roof plants, and sustainable development he has educated, led, and committed himself to learning about how to help improve the planet through plants and living systems.
Emory Knoll Farms / Green Roof Plants
Edmund C. Snodgrass, a fifth-generation farmer, and nurseryman is owner and president of Emory Knoll Farms, Inc. and Green Roof Plants. As a green roof and horticulture specialist, Ed has consulted on projects across the world. Ed collaborates on green roof research with academic institutions; is a popular speaker; and published author. Ed teaches and lectures widely, at universities and conferences, both close to home, and around the world. Ed is the co-author of Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide (Timber Press 2006), The Green Roof Manual – A Professional Guide to Design, Installation and Maintenance (Timber Press 2010) and Small Green Roofs (Timber Press 2011).
Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Videos: “Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs” and “Right Plant, Right Place” Opening Keynote Address.
“The good-natured exuberance of Ed Snodgrass is only matched by his expertise; combined with his commitment to sustainability in all areas of life, a finer plantsman cannot be found. For a peek into his outlook and operations, you simply must listen to Steven Peck’s new podcast with Ed!” ~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, Greenroofs.com Founder & Publisher
Steven Peck, GRP, HASLA
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)
Steven spearheaded the first green roof demonstration project on Toronto City Hall 20 years ago and the mandatory green roof policy in Toronto a decade ago. This innovative policy has resulted in more than 6 million additional square feet of green space across the city. Due to Steven’s work, GRHC has helped to win green roof policy victories in San Francisco, Washington, DC; Portland, Oregon; and Denver, Colorado. Steven also founded Green Infrastructure Ontario coalition to bring together organizations that share an interest in the protection and development of green infrastructure in Ontario. In 2007 he co-founded the World Green Infrastructure Network, an international organization that promotes the use of green infrastructure around the world.
Watch the “12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs” Keynote Video from the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits.
About Sustainable Futures: Designing Green Communities and Buildings Podcast:
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new podcast series: Sustainable Futures: Designing Green Communities and Buildings: A Living Architecture Monitor Podcast. The podcasts will feature different experts working in the field of green infrastructure design and implementation. The host of the podcast is Steven Peck, GRP, Founder and President, GRHC. “Podcasts are a great way to dig deeper into best practices and other valuable insights from the many leaders and pioneers in the field of sustainable design and implementation,” said Steven W. Peck, GRP, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. “All around the world people are looking for solutions to flooding, extreme heat and drought, and ways to improve their quality of life and these podcasts will shine a bright light on practical solutions,” he added. Join GRHC in this exciting series which will focus on how to build green communities and buildings that thrive in our current and future ecosystem.