THE GREEN ROOF SUMMER COURSE (5 FULL DAYS) IS HELD AT THE AUGUSTENBORG BOTANICAL ROOF GARDEN in Malmö, sweden
One of the largest R&D facilities for extensive and semi-intensive green roofs worldwide! Some highlights of the course:
PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS are WELCOME TO APPLY TO THE SUMMER COURSE.
The field of green roofs is by its nature transdisciplinary and we think a mixed group with different skills is an asset to the course. Our common interest is sustainable urban development where green roofs play an important part in greener and more 'livable' cities!
THE Five DAYS INCLUDE
Includes an introduction to green walls and facades. We look at a variety of systems and approaches to green roofs and facade greening and discuss their potential 'pros and nons. We discuss the green roof sub-layers' and their function (drainage, insulation, root protection, etc.). We also talk about aspects of planning & installation, plus green roof and green wall plants, taxonomy & establishment.
During the second half of the summer course we install a full scale green roof including all its components such as sub-layers, substrate and planting. All course participants will take part in all of the different stages.
Green roof & green wall study tour! Green roofs play an important part in the grid of green infrastructure solutions that bring ecosystem services and resilience to our cities. At the study tour we visit different interesting green roofs, rooftop parks and green wall installations. We also visit sedum cultivation close to Malmö.
Workshops are held at the Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden. We look closely at different materials and prepare our own substrate. We also look closer at plant establishment, including handling and planting of seeds, plugs and bulbs. At the design workshops your task is to redesign one of our roofs!
PRICE & APPLICATION PROCESS
Members of Scandinavian Green Infrastructure Association receives 20% discount on the course cost until the 31st of March.
Course participation can be cancelled up to 14 days before the course start. The full price of the course will be repaid except for the 200 SEK non-refundable administration and registration cost - included in the price above. To ensure your spot in the course the full price must be paid a minimum of one month before the course starts.
Early bird – you will receive 10% discount if you pay two months ahead.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO APPLY TO THE COURSE?
lnclude the following information in your e-mail: Name, Occupation, Address, 100 - 200 word about your background/interest in green roofs. Please write "Summer Course June" in the e-mail subject line. Last date for applying is March 31st. In beginning of April we will announce if your application was approved.