THE 5 DAY GREEN ROOF SUMMER COURSE- AUGUSTENBORG’S BOTANICAL ROOF GARDEN
One of the world's largest research and development facilities in green roofs! Some highlights of the course are:
BOTH PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY AND STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS ARE WELCOME TO APPLY FOR THE SUMMER COURSE!
The green roof industry is by nature an interdisciplinary field and so we believe that a mixed group of people with different skills is an asset to the course. Our common interest is sustainable urban development where green roofs play an important role in greener and more sustainable cities!
THE FIVE DAYS INCLUDE:
To begin, you will be given an introduction to green infrastructure. We will look at and discuss how to build a green roof and the function of different materials and layers that make up a green roof. Some of theses include drainage, insulation and root protection layers. During the course we will talk about the different aspects to consider when planning for and installing a green roof.
During the second half of the summer course, you will get to install a full-scale green roof including all its components such as substrates, cultivation media and planting. All course participants will take part in all the different parts.
Study trip with focus on green roofs and green walls. Green roofs play an important role in the blue-green infrastructure solutions that provide ecosystem services and resilience to our cities. We visit various interesting green roofs, roof parks and green wall installations. We also visit a sedum cultivation near Malmö.
Workshops are held in the Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden. We go through different materials and prepare our own substrate. We also take a closer look at plant management, including planting seeds, cuttings, plugs and bulbs. At the design workshop, your task is to redo one of our roofs!
PRICE & APPLICATION PROCESS
SGIA members receive a 20% discount on the course fee until 31 March.
Participation in the course can be cancelled up to 14 days before the course starts. The entire price of the course will then be refunded with the exception of SEK 200 which, is the non-refundable administration cost - included in the above price. To secure your place on the course, the full fee must be paid at least one month before the course starts.
Early bird - you get a 10% discount if you pay no later than two months in advance.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE COURSE?
Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Name, Profession, Address, 100 - 200 words about your background and your interest in green roofs. Write "Summer Course" in the subject line.