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Roof Garden

The idea for the UL Community Roof Garden was initiated by the Environmental Committee and was designed and constructed by Buildings & Estates during the remediation work on the space which had began to leak into the lecture theatre below. A group of enthusiastic volunteers from across the campus community came together during the Autumn 2012 semester to discuss how best to utilise the space. After a number of workshops we have established the following principles and aspirations

  • The roof garden is for everyone and will be open to all.
  • It will be a space where people can come to learn and teach about gardening as well as a place for relaxation.
  • You can participate in all or only a selection of activities.
  • There will be a variety of plants including vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs.
  • It will have colour and foliage throughout the seasons.
  • It will be a model for urban farming and develop outreach activities.
  • It will operate under the guidance of an expert gardener who will set the work schedule each week.
  • Other leadership roles will be identified as the need emerges.
  • All tasks and organised sessions will be posted on this blog.
  • It is experimental, we are learning as we go.
  • If you want to get involved, just show up for the next gardening session.

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