SPC Downtown Environmental Consulting Society’s Rooftop Garden Project


Welcome to the Environmental Consulting Society’s Rooftop Garden Project. I’m Meeshalle and hopefully I continue to blog so I can document the steps it takes to establish a roof garden in the heart of a concrete jungle. It doesn’t take perfect planters and wood decks to start a garden in a city. Any urban garden or urban farm starts with one plant. ECS hopes to keep these garden notes for their reference in the future and to share what we’ve learned, our successes and mistakes, with others interested in similar rooftop gardening pursuits.

On February the 22, 2013 we started planting a rooftop garden on Downtown St. Petersburg College Campus. It was a true success. The key officers launched the first project with ease, and are already looking to plant on other SPC campus roofs where space is feasible. We chose to select flowers and vegetation with minimum upkeep but huge benefits. The ice burg lettuce, leaf lettuce pole beans, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers are in demand with our local farmers market.

This is a small garden but we have big desires to expand and design many green/edible rooftops globally. Our goal is to also volunteer where-ever needed. The Purpose of the Environmental Consulting Society is to foster an appreciation and understanding of the culture and objectives of the society; while promoting and forwarding the same within the college. We will promote professional, social, and academic opportunities for chapter members. We are here to foster fellowship, cooperation, and unity between society members and other student clubs, to also advance the quality and exposure of environmental initiatives at St. Petersburg College. ECS’s aim is to produce the next major players in our planets environmental sector. Our goal is to serve and work with the community threw promoting awareness of current environmental concerns along with providing a fun, pleasant atmosphere that stands on a sustainable platform. The ultimate goal of the Environmental Consulting Society is to help SPC, its students and community to become preeminent leaders in the areas of sustainability, environmentalism and social responsibility.

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