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Green with envy? Grow your own green roof!


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Learn from experts about the basic concepts to get you started on your own green roof

Dreamed of growing your own green roof, but you don’t know where to start? Learn from Dr Clare Farrell, Green infrastructure expert, about the basic concepts and benefits: What is a green roof? What resources are available? What factors need to be taken into account in the design phase and for ongoing maintenance and care?

Come along to our basic information session on how to get started on your very own rooftop garden!

Dr Claire Farrell developed and coordinates Australia’s only University post-graduate course on green roofs and walls. Claire has a PhD in plant ecology and for the last 7 years has focused on developing green roofs for Australian conditions. This research has been published internationally and has led to recommendations for green roof plant and substrate selection which have been adopted by the green roof industry and were also incorporated into the Growing Green Guide.

This event is a special edition of ‘Canopy’. Canopy is a quarterly discussion forum that brings people together to share information and ideas for greening our cities. The topics that have been covered in past forums include green roofs, walls and other green urban infrastructure. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for Canopy, please email

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Wed 22 Feb 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Melbourne Town Hall (Yarra Room)
90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia


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