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Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms

March 22 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm


Call­ing all archi­tects, land­scape design­ers, urban plan­ners, sus­tain­abil­i­ty coor­di­na­tors and green­ing pro­fes­sion­als of all stripes! Whether you’re respond­ing to an afford­able hous­ing RFP, or design­ing a high-end lux­u­ry hotel or con­do build­ing, you are like­ly to be inte­grat­ing green roofs and or edi­ble plant­i­ngs into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look at tech­nolo­gies, sys­tems and best prac­tices for design­ing func­tion­al, beau­ti­ful and eco­log­i­cal rooftop green spaces.

This two hour course will be taught by Brook­lyn Grange COO Gwen Schantz. As a reg­is­tered Gen­er­al Con­trac­tor and an expe­ri­enced Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Con­sul­tant, Gwen cre­ates and builds inno­v­a­tive green spaces for a diverse clien­tele, from schools and non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, to pri­vate res­i­dences and com­mer­cial build­ings. This class will start with a mini-tour of the Brook­lyn Farm with the major­i­ty of the class tak­ing place indoors in our loft class­room direct­ly below the farm.

This course offers AIA LU Cred­its: 2

Please note: This not the same “Intro to Green-Roof­ing” course that we’ve host­ed in the past. This class is specif­i­cal­ly geared towards pro­fes­sion­als look­ing to dive into the world of green roofs and edi­bles. If you are look­ing to take an intro lev­el course at this time please check out our Plan­ning an Urban Veg­etable Gar­den course or come take a tour. 

About Gwen Schantz
Gwen Schantz is the COO of Brook­lyn Grange and heads-up our Design and Instal­la­tions divi­sion. Gwen’s ded­i­ca­tion to solv­ing urban envi­ron­men­tal prob­lems through the instal­la­tion of soil and plants has been rec­og­nized by Curbed, who hon­ored her as a 2015 “Young Gun” design­er. She has given talks at var­i­ous col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, served as an Adjunct Pro­fes­sor at New York University’s Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies Depart­ment, and spo­ken to audi­ences at AIGA, the Asso­ci­a­tion of Munic­i­pal­i­ties of Ontar­io, Green­build Con­fer­ence, the Urban Green Coun­cil, the Depart­ment of City Plan­ning of New York, and the Brook­lyn Food Con­fer­ence, among oth­ers.


Brook­lyn Grange Rooftop Farm — Navy Yard 
63 Flush­ing Ave
Brook­lyn, NY 11205 Unit­ed States
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