Here is an interesting new approach to school gardening. Apparently, it's a green roof growing vertically on a wall. Since it's in the U.K., I'm assuming the plants are typical green roof plants that are winter hardy.
The article doesn't describe the planting method but it's a good guess it's some derivation of Patrick Blanc's fabric pocket creation.
In any case, these students will be experiencing a new dimension in urban gardening and will learn valuable urban greenscaping information for the future.
FORGET hedges, staff and pupils at a Doncaster school will be trimming its new green wall!
For Saltersgate Junior School has unveiled its new eco-friendly ‘living wall’ - believed to be the first of its type in a UK school.
The green addition marked the completion of a £2.3 million new-look refurbishment of the Barnsley Road school.
Staff are currently being trained up in how to look after the wall which uses harvested rain-water from the roof mixed with fertiliser that is then drip-fed electronically to the plants.
The 98-square metre striking architectural feature will help insulate the building and use surplus rain water from the roof to water plants.
The Scawsby school’s pupils have been involved in the creation. They will also be looking after it and use it as an educational area for studying different types of plants and insects. Read more...