Roof top gardens aren’t just a quasi hipster architect’s dream concept, but really help insulate and cool buildings, capture rainwater and provide locally sourced food. Scientists are now extending their uses to help conserve endangered plant species.
Learn more about how roof top gardens are being used to help with species conservation in Melbourne
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This article was also published on Prof Andy Lowe’s research group’s blog https://biodiversityrevolution.wordpress.com