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Look, Up in the Sky!

Living roofs have been sprouting up all over New York City lately—on luxury apartment buildings, public housing units, schools, office towers, and at BBG, of course! Some are park-like retreats, others look more like windswept prairies, some even support thriving vegetable farms. BBG's latest handbook, Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens, provides a detailed look at this trend and offers glimpses at some of the most interesting examples in the five boroughs. It also features detailed information on the environmental benefits of these systems, as well as the construction and planting process, advice for bringing a system to your school or apartment building, and a guide for creating a do-it-yourself version. Below is a sneak peak of what's inside. Be sure to check out the book to see more!

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