current obsessions

current obsession: ecoroofs

by Grace Bonney

Before I head back to the east coast this week, I’m trying to take mental (and literal) pictures of my favorite parts of Portland. One of ideas I wish Brooklyn would adopt is Portland’s love of living and edible roof gardens. I’ve seen roof gardens in New York before, but I’ve never seen them used so frequently as I have here in Oregon. They’re on residential homes, commercial buildings and growing naturally on park buildings around town. My favorites are the mossier covers because they remind me of a real-life Tolkien/Hobbit home. I’m going to look into organizations in New York that work on rooftop gardens (and seeing how I can be a part of making them more widespread in Brooklyn), but in the meantime I wanted to share these images from Portland’s Ecoroofs company. They do gorgeous installations across town and these are some of my favorites…xo, grace

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