The Green Roof Society is a UAL student society which aims to maintain and build upon the roof terrace at CSM—a green space w/ edibles, pollinator plants, bespoke structures, and a dye garden.
Green Roof encompasses an ongoing project of transforming the underused roof terrace at Central St. Martins into an exciting outdoor space. So far this has taken the direction of an urban garden, growing trees, plants and many delicious edibles - all made possible by a small, dedicated group of students and staff. Where greenery now replaces the once empty roof, bigger ideas are beginning to bloom and we don’t want it to stop here...
Being an arts university, let's bring our diverse creativity to the space. With the foundations of the garden in place, now is the time to really make it thrive. Think architecturally designed planters, outdoor sculptures, furniture and seating areas; organically grown plants, herb beds, dye beds, edibles, permaculture gardening practices; yoga sessions, intimate music events, collaborative meetings, sketching and discussion groups. Throughout this upcoming year let's get many more hands involved and many more feet outdoors!
As a society member there are many options for your contribution. Firstly, the above detail hopefully showcases just how open we are to your creative ideas are and conversations. If gardening is more your bag, then come along to the organised sessions and help tend to the communal planters. With the changes in each season bringing new tasks, there will be a variety of things to get stuck in with. You can also join one or many of our smaller "affinity groups" (Composters, Builders, Sowers + Growers, Biodiversity, Field Trips, Communicating + Knowledge Sharing). With sustainability at the heart of the society's values, encouragement to interact, learn and share tips and tricks will take place amongst everyone. Overall, it's an opportunity for experimentation, with the long-term vision of creating a flourishing, rooted, eco-friendly roof terrace.
We meet once a week on either Wednesdays (1-3pm) and Fridays (12:30-2:30pm). We alternate between those two days of the week, so check for updates. Become a member and send an email to the address listed below to join our WhatsApp group! Our meetups will show up in "events" and at the bottom of this page.
President - Alex Free
Treasurer - Sif Nielsen
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