The DBG has its own green roof; its being used to research which of some fifty different species of plants are best for our Colorado climate. Today, the Gardens hosts the first annual Green Roofs for the West Symposium, taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We will be covering a little bit of research on the functionality of green roofs and how they go far beyond the aesthetic, Fusco says. Well be covering the design of a green roof, how its designed and how they could be designed in the future, with a focus on what are the requirements for the Western states that make them a little bit different than green roofs in New York or Chicago.
The symposium costs $125 in advance and $140 at the door; student tickets (with valid ID) are available for $30, and all tickets include breakfast, lunch and beverages. The Gardens are at 1005 York Steet; call 720-865-3500 or visit www.botanicgardens.org. To learn more about green roofs in Colorado, visit www.growwest.org.
Thu., June 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009