We can has horde?

This weekend we’ll be planting our green roof, the first residential green roof in Wellington. We fought the Council for a year to get this through and part of our motivation is to make this easier for the next people who want a green roof.

We could definitely do with a hand.

We’ve already got the waterproof membrane laid, and the insulation, and the other waterproof membrane. Next comes the drainage mat then ten cubic metres of soil and lots of plants, a mix of sedums and succulents, with some tussock to come later.

Two and a half thousand plants arrived yesterday, the soil/pumice mix arrives later this week, the conveyor belts get put in place friday, then we’ll be shoveling soil onto conveyor belts, spreading it across the roofs, and planting little baby plants until we’re done.

So, if you’re keen to help, we’d be very grateful. We’ll be up there from 10 am Saturday and Sunday. Weather looks variable to nice and we’re sheltered from the southerlies. If you want a lift up there, let us know otherwise there’s easy buses and/or parking.

We’ve been working with Greenroofs Ltd, who did the Waitakere Civic Centre and a big Uni of Auckland building. This might be their smallest job ever, so far.


20 thoughts on “We can has horde?”

  1. green roof

    aah, man! you pick THIS weekend, of all weekends.

    Sniff. Would love to, but moving house this weekend. I take it you guys won’t be joining me Sunday afternoon to drink at new place?

    [this was aimee, btw]

    1. Re: green roof

      You pick THIS weekend to move? But we have mud with your name on it…

      Ah well, if a huge horde turns up and we get it all done by sunday lunchtime, can said dirty horde arrive at yours for celebratory drinks in the afternoon/evening/night?

  2. I think I can actually make it. And planting is one of the things that improves my sanity levels during exams. This may even make up for not being able to get to the farm to care for my plants there.

    1. Yay! Depending on how things go (and how many people we have), planting will mostly be sunday, although we hope to make a start on that part of the job on saturday afternoon.

    1. Re: I’ll come

      Sadly, we’re using special lightweight earth* and electrically powered conveyors, so the hardness of the labour may be lacking, but I’m sure you can make up for it by working twice as fast.

      * – No, really, we are.

  3. Me. Saturday.
    I would like to plant things, but I have Beltane on Sunday. Maybe I’ll work extra hard so I get to plant something on Saturday?

    Can I grab a ride to your place? I shall bring tasty frozen juice to fend off the heat.

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