Soil Development: Living Roofs

SOIL DEVELOPMENT:

SOIL PRO-BIOTICS BETA TESTING ON C.10,000 SQ FT OF LIVING ROOFS IN MARIN

  • Private Residence with Three Living Roofs – 4’-6’ Soil Profile – All Native Plants (+)

Living Architecture, Design, Installation and Maintenance of Systems, Soil & Plants

Weekly Maintenance of Soil, Plants and Vegetation Free Zones.

Budget: $136K Design and Installation beyond Architect handling Engineering & Permits

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View Looking Southward Back Over the Central Living Roof with One Below and One Above

 

Having worked on this project peripherally with Rana Creek in 2007, Aurora was glad to have it come back around. Weekly Weed Removal, Propagate and Redistribute the Native Bunch Grasses and Perennials. Seed Selection and Dispersal is now immanent as the rains are finally here. She is charged with Maintaining Soil Tilth on Structure Over Time and her Goal is to Turn Off the Irrigation and to “Let the Natives Be Natives” Using Soil Pro-Biotics & Compost Teas. There may be the option of using the shower or the laundry to bring greywater to the roofs for irrigation, filtration and perhaps even reuse.

 

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Aurora dispersing Wild Flower Seeds in Bokashi

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Erioganum to plant        Ladybug