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Using Green Roofs to Grow Food

Last week members of Coolearth visited Ryerson’s  Rye’s HomeGrown, a roof top farm located on an Engineering building in downtown Toronto.     The roof top farm was implemented in 2011 after an existing green roof became a pile of weeds and scrub.  The students and administrators at Ryerson saw this as an opportunity to […]

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Permaculture, or Working with Nature

Architects are tasked with designing and supervising the construction of buildings.  The landscape surrounding the building is integral to the building, and therefore we make a site plan which details all of this.  The surrounding landscape can have a big impact on the climate inside and around the building, as well as the quality of […]

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