Philly Green Wall recently completed a 2 story interior green wall for Camba Gardens North Building Housing in Brooklyn. The project consists of two buildings both with green walls in the lobby. The Planted panel installation was completed in an 11 hour long day to meet the general contrctaor’s deadlines. Some labor was provided by Green Bronx Machine. The green walls will absorb interior VOC’s and give oxygen to the lobby area and some adjoining hall ways.
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Green wall in Lobby planted with Wandering Jew, Boston Ivy, Goldheart Ivy, Setcreasta using GLTi system
Philly Green wall has completed a green roof for a custom residence in North Haven Long Island NY, Designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture of Sagaponac,NY , the green roof is located off the second floor and surrounds a wood deck. The pre-vegetated green roof is combined with a Hyload CTEM waterproofing roof system.
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With our expanded rooftop farm area I decided to get away from the troublesome tomato wire cages. In an effort to add some style and create a focal point in the garden, I constructed the cedar trellis in about 3 hours. The trellis function is to maximize growing space and allow the tomatoes to grow vertically. The vision for this rooftop farm is to create a living space integrated into a place to grow vegetables.
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Cedar Trellis mounted to parapet wall with aluminum angle frames, since stakes cannot be driven into the ground
Unusually cooler weather in our region this spring has effected planting of some crops.
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Spinach and Lettuce varieties are growing very well and we have been harvesting some of these
Extensive pre-green roof predominately use sedum varieties. Creeping Thyme, an uncommon green roof plant is used here at g_space studios green roof. It tends to weave through the sedums and tie them together providing additional stabilizing of the plant material and fantastic color.
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Creeping Thyme has wonderful purple flowers in the spring
G_space studios is in the process of expanding the roof top farm. 9 Cubic Yards of intensive agricultural growing media was hoisted to the roof in the past few days.
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Growing media transferred into super sacks for hoisting
G_space ELEMENTS is currently producing some new tables designs utilizing reclaimed crating, pallets and other scrap cutoff pieces assembled in random laminated patterns. These random patterns reflect the nature of the original construction process and the scrap piles the pieces are stored in. All are unique one of a kind pieces.
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Random sized Bamboo scraps laminated into table top. Underside shown above
Peppery, nutty full of flavor, this arugula grown in green wall panels in our small greenhouse is a treat. It adds an incredible taste to a salad. Last planted in December, we have been enjoying salads from this green wall most of the winter. Also growing is celery, carrots, red lettuce, broccoli rabe and other lettuce varieties.
The celery is small but a few stalks can be picked and added to salad giving it a great flavor. The carrots are growing slowly as the days get longer and they get more sun their growth will accelerate.
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Broccoli Rabe and Arugula growing in Mobile green wall
Lindenguild Hall in the Bronx, NY has commissioned Philly Green Wall for a series of exterior green walls Lindenguild Hall is a 104 unit, housing project, currently under construction and projecting occupancy in Summer 2013. The green walls are planned for the front and rear exterior areaways. The areaways are partially below grade level and in a very shaded area. Shade plants selected include Boston Ivy, Christmas Fern, Heucherlla Sunrise, Japanese Painted Fern, Chocolate Mint, and Vinca Vine
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Rendered elevations for Lindenguild Green Walls
Camba Garden in Brooklyn NY has commissioned Philly Green Wall to begin work on two Interior green walls. Camba gardens is a 209 unit, housing project in two buildings, currently under construction and projecting occupancy in Summer 2013. The green walls are planned for the two the Lobbies and vestibules. Interior green walls usually are planted with Tropicals that like warm climates and low light. Since part of this wall is going to be exposed to blasts of cold air in the winter, we need to choose a tropical that is tolerant of colder conditions. In our experience, Snake plants tend to hold up well in cold conditions. Other plants will be Wandering Jew, Boston Ivy, Goldheart Ivy, Setcreasta, and Cast iron Plant.
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Camba Garden Rendered Shop Drawing Indicating Plant types and patterning. Left side in the vestibule area.
We have been using these firewood log hoops to store firewood used in our wood stove for years now. The hoops are just too limited in how much wood can be stored so we added more and have 5 of them. These hoops takes a lot of space so I decided to modify them.
Expanded firewood log hoop now has twice the capacity
Here is the process.
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Just added to the g_space roof top farm equipment is this small electric chipper mulcher. Its makes the work of composting all the leaves and stalks from tomato plants, broccoli, and other plants with tough stalks much easier.
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Under $200 this electric mulcher is well worth it. I chopped up these broccoli stalks in a half hour. It will even chop up the roots when i fed the into the top. It took most of a day to cut up all the tomato stalks by hand for composting.
Celebrating at home, we prepared New Year’s Eve dinner with Broccoli Rabe picked from the Roof top garden. With the warm weather the Broccoil Rabe started growing again and developed a lot of heads.
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Freshly picked Broccoli Rabe
Still growing on the rooftop urban farm are some Broccoli plants.The mild winter so far has helped. These plants didn’t get any heads but produced a lot of greens. They just wont give up. We have been eating the leaves since September. I decided to pull some of the Broccoli plants and all of the BokChoi.
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Incredible root development on this Broccoli. Regular feeding with Compost tea and GLTi BioSOIL creates very strong plants
In an effort to extend the growing season of our Rooftop Urban farm, we have constructed an improved Mini hoop house with permanent anchor points. Since the mini hoop house was sucessful last year using PVC tubing and polyethylene sheet, we are upgrading it this year.
Here is the process of building this mini greenhouse
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