National Geographic Magazine, May 2009

We lifted 20 tonnes of soil on to the green roofs of the Muse with our own hands and the result, photographed last June, only four months after planting, has contributed to National Geographic’s feature promoting the use of green roofs on buildings for environmental and ecological reasons.

Again I give thanks to Dusty Gedge for advising me on soil design and procurement, as well as native wildflower meadow planting and arranging monitoring to measure the growth in biodiversity.



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Dear Justin I was really inspired by the National Geographic article. We’re Buenos Aires, Argentina, and we had the chance here to live here in a building of loft with a roof garden (La Algodonera), so we understand how gratifying and an enriching experience it is. Now we are constructing our own house and we have the possibility of designing a roof garden in an area of 4×8 meters approximately. We’re not to find the correct information, providers or constructors here in Buenos Aires. How should we proceed? Is there public information we can access? Thanks, Facundo