Big Red Trucks and Bigger Green Roofs AGAIN!

Here’s another great opportunity to visit one of the newest, most sophisticated green roofs in the state: the Minnesota Green Roofs Council is hosting a free tour at the St. Paul Fire Station No. 1 at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 14th.  With a strong focus on public education, this green roof features native Minnesota plant species, an underground cistern that captures rainwater for irrigation, a garden where firefighters grow their own vegetables – and even a small pond.  After only one full growing season, this roof is already a great example of how we can turn hot, barren roofs into lush, growing neighborhood amenities.

Angie Durhman of TectaAmerica will give us an overview of the roof’s design, installation and maintenance.  After the tour, we’ll adjourn to Shamrock’s Bar and Grill across the street for a some informal green roof hobnobbing.  Space on the tour is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  The fire station is located at 1000 7th St. West in St. Paul; come right in the front door, and someone will be there to point you in the right direction.

 

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