Monday, September 8, 2008

Glide Rooftop Garden Project

Maya (May-ah) Donelson, Project Organizer for SF Glide's 'Graze the Roof' garden project, invited us out for a look-see and to offer feedback on the space.

What a fabulous, inspiring project this is.  Maya is a creative, resourceful woman, who has come up with amazing resource solutions for growing roof-side.  She endeavors, with the help of Glide's youth, to provide fresh, organic, local food to Glide's food program kitchens.

Some of the creative resource alternatives I refer to include re-using shelving (for legs) milk crates -- those wretches of vinyl-storing notoriety -- (as containers), deconstructed pallets (as finished siding), and finding a way, with the help of some cleverly placed metal sheeting, to catch the irrigation run-off to be redirected back to the plants.  (see pictures)

I highly encourage you to support Maya's and Glide's efforts either financially or via volunteering (or both!).  Maya's contact info is below:

e: or
c: 774-929-0171

1 comment:

earth-rabbit said...

Wow, love the milk crate and pallet raised bed! What an awesome way to reuse free materials, and beautiful job on the construction. Thanks for showing it.