Chicago Brings Gardening to the Rooftops

by Seedorama Staff on June 23, 2010

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is a green advocate who is trying to make Chicago one of the greenest cities in America. Currently, it’s in the top 10 cities in the nation. But with skyscrapers lining the skyline, it’s hard to imagine that Chicago would be one of the greenest cities.

The biggest movement that Mayor Richard Daley has influenced Chicago to participate in is green rooftops. Seeing that they don’t have much room to plant a garden on ground level, why not go up?

A senior living facility in Chicago understands the importance of being green, and notices the improvement in their seniors through the gardening efforts. The rooftop was made possible by Worn Jerabek, the same architect that built the green rooftop at City Hall.

The rooftop can hold rainwater, preventing city drains from clogging, and provides absorbs sunlight, insulating the senior facility to keep it cool. The 9,000 square foot green rooftop is a hit with the seniors.

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