Earlier this month 27 Lambeth residents attended a Small Green Roof workshop in Kennington. The workshop, supported by Lambeth Council, was organised by Urban Wild Project and run by Reset Development aimed to encourage and enable attendees to develop their own green roofs at home and in the wider community.
The day featured presentations and a practical session where residents were able to build a section of a green roof. Attendees also listened to wildlife and bee expert David Perkins of the importance of green roofs in the urban environment for bees and other invertebrates.
What is a green roof and what are the benefits?
Green roofs are partially or wholly covered in vegetation and they can help to:
- Improve surface water management
- Increase the variety of wildlife present
- Reduce heat island effect (where cities are warmer than rural areas due to human activity)
- Improve insulation
Green roofs can be considered for homes, community and commercial buildings and even your garden shed!
We are planning to organise more workshops for Lambeth residents; so if you would like to find out more, please register your interest by emailing email@example.com. Future workshops will be on building green roofs and related topics such as rain gardens.