Category Archives: Soil

Spring Planting 2011

Having considered the many lessons of our first season, the Battery Rooftop Garden is now implementing its second season planting plan.   Among the main things learned in 2010:  the richness and depth of our soil allows us to achieve varieties … Continue reading

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Battery in Brooklyn

Although Battery Rooftop Garden is located at the tip of Manhattan, its roots are in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, specifically at Annie Novak’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm (see http://www.rooftopfarms.org ).  Monday night the Battery Rooftop Gardener, together with 30 friends, set out … Continue reading

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Extensive vs. Intensive

An “extensive” green roof is one with relatively thin soils, most typically 3-4″, and thus planted with a limited mixture of plant materials, mostly those that are extremely drought tolerant, such as sedums.  An “intensive” green roof is one with … Continue reading

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