Urban school rooftop garden project
For the past few months there have been a lot of activities done on the beautiful school terrace facing the Slovenian Parliament in center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Students and ther biology teacher from high school Jože Plečnik, named and designed by the famous slovenian architect, have decided to set up a new school rooftop garden as an outdoor classroom for students to learn about home growing of vegetables, herbs and other plants.
The planning process for an 'urban school rooftop garden pilot project' included a team of landscape architects from Pazi!Park association, Urbanscape team and Semenarna company, which donated native slovenian seeds and plants. The solution for vigorous growth of plants was made with Urbanscape Green Rolls and Cubes, mixed with soil in the containers and raised beds. Urbanscape products help plants, challenged by extreme temperatures and dry conditions in summer, with optimal water availability in the soil, improved water-air ration and structure of the soil. After 30 years of trying to set up a school garden on this terrace, they have finally succeded it with innovative Urbanscape Green Solutions.
This lushly green rooftop garden is now also a green laboratory, providing students with the chance to observe nature, learn about lifecycles and ecosystems and to gain respect and appreciation for their environment. And the most important of all, students just love it!
In this video, made by students, you can see the process of making urban school rooftop garden on Jože Plečnik high school's terrace. https://youtu.be/5MqBuQd9y9o
Photo: Pazi!Park - Luka Vidic