Do you live in an urban setting? If so, consider planting a rooftop garden.

rooftopgarden2Besides the decorative benefit, roof plantings can provide fresh food, contact with nature and beauty, habitats or corridors for wildlife, noise absorption, recreational opportunities, cooling mechanisms, hydrological advantages and less pollution. What’s more, large-scale adoption could even have ecological benefits.

Nine good reasons to plant gardens on building roofs are:

1. Happiness

2. Improved air quality

3. Decreased waste

4. Effective use of rainwater

5. Urban Heat Island effect control (limiting the increased temperature level of urban areas)

6. Energy efficiency

7. Urban agriculture production

8. Noise reduction

9. Wildlife habitat and stopover

rooftopgardenFor more details on these benefits and the value rooftop gardens provide, click here.