A Native Living Roof

Visiting Permaculture teacher and consultant Tom Ward/Tomi Hazel’s ┬áhouse was a highlight of the Optical Surveying course. Here I’m checking out the living roof, planted with Siskiyou native succulents. These stonecrop (Sedum) species are those evolved alongside native pollinators and birds and are fire resistant. Grasses are excluded from this living roof for safety in this region where periodic fire is a natural part of the ecology.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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