All Things Green

Hosted by:     Montcalm Area Master Gardener Association
Location:        Montcalm Area Career Center, Sidney Michigan
                        [1550 W Sidney Rd  Sidney, MI 48885]
Event Date:    March 31, 2014
Time:              7:00 to 8:00
Fee:                This event is free to the public.
 
Presenter:    Dr. Bradley Rowe, PhD.  Michigan State University, Dept. of Horticulture
Topic:        Green Roofs

Green Roofs are being used to help replace the green space lost to urbanization to help maintain environmental quality.  Green Roofs can help improve storm water management by reducing runoff and improving water quality.    They also conserve energy, reduce noise and air pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, and provide a space for urban agriculture.  This type of roof protects roof membranes from ultraviolet radiation and extreme fluctuations in temperature that cause roof membranes to deteriorate.  Green Roofs have become more popular in the last 20 years in many areas.  Even dog houses can sport a Green Roof.  

Educational opportunity for Certified Master Gardeners and open to the public.