So How DO You Get a Garden Onto Your Roof, Anyway? 🏡🌲🌾

So How DO You Get a Garden Onto Your Roof, Anyway? 🏡🌲🌾

Roof gardens are NYC's great outdoors! If you want to connect to nature, go greet the sky at your roof garden.

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The Great Backyard Bird Count : February 16-19🕊

The Great Backyard Bird Count : February 16-19🕊

This February 16-19, help count birds in your backyard! Or in the park. Or in the street trees.

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Growing Vegetables, Fruit, and Herbs in Your Garden

 Rooftop kitchen garden. It is possible to grow quite a variety of herbs, vegetables and fruit in a small space!

Rooftop kitchen garden. It is possible to grow quite a variety of herbs, vegetables and fruit in a small space!

 About 25sf of planters and pots supply produce from apple and cherry trees, raspberry and blueberry bushes, strawberry plants, a grape vine, as well as greens, tomatoes, peppers and a dozen different herbs.

About 25sf of planters and pots supply produce from apple and cherry trees, raspberry and blueberry bushes, strawberry plants, a grape vine, as well as greens, tomatoes, peppers and a dozen different herbs.

 Collecting some vegetables, herbs and fruits for the day's breakfast and lunch menu. Photo by Raquel de Favori ©2017.

Collecting some vegetables, herbs and fruits for the day's breakfast and lunch menu. Photo by Raquel de Favori ©2017.

 Tomatoes ripening in the roof garden.

Tomatoes ripening in the roof garden.

 Growing your own berries is not difficult at all. Ask the nursery about purchasing a male and a female plant, and for netting to place over the plants so that the birds don't take the berries before you!

Growing your own berries is not difficult at all. Ask the nursery about purchasing a male and a female plant, and for netting to place over the plants so that the birds don't take the berries before you!

 Grow your berries in a sunny spot

Grow your berries in a sunny spot

 Grapes don't have to overwhelm your garden; a lattice fence or even a parapet railing can support them in a sunny spot adequately sheltered from the wind.

Grapes don't have to overwhelm your garden; a lattice fence or even a parapet railing can support them in a sunny spot adequately sheltered from the wind.

 The sweetness of growing your own cherries.

The sweetness of growing your own cherries.

School Garden Design

School Garden Design

Education gardens are a great resource for interdisciplinary exploration.

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Some Autumn 2016 "BEFORE"s underway . . . .

 Twelve Gardens Ltd. is working with Pell Overton Architecture on the roof garden for Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. Model of bridge connecting 2 rooftop garden / recreation areas (Pell Overton).

Twelve Gardens Ltd. is working with Pell Overton Architecture on the roof garden for Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. Model of bridge connecting 2 rooftop garden / recreation areas (Pell Overton).

 "BEFORE" image of an Upper West Side backyard. Designs underway!

"BEFORE" image of an Upper West Side backyard. Designs underway!

Stay tuned as these projects go from concepts through design development to construction!