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Monday
Jun252012

a sustainable backyard tour

Hello Monday.

Yesterday we took advantage to poke around houses in our neighborhood through The Sustainable Backyard Tour. While most yards weren't too revolutionary, there are a few noteworthy projects from the yards I visited.

Above is a bicycle rack made from an old fence that had been thrown away. I have no idea how many hours went into restoring and constructing, but I was impressed with the final.

Below is the roof of a garage. Learning about green roofs was really interesting. It's like a giant terrarium! Benefits include reducing temperature 50%+, longer roof life span, increased real estate value, better water drainage, and storing hot/cool air inside the structure. Isn't it cool (literally and figuratively!)?

Here's to you having a fantastic week!

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Reader Comments (2)

That looks great! I love the bike rack and will send you guys a pic from the Children's Garden in Cheyenne that we were thinking you should do for your henhouse roof :)

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercolleen

What a cool concept - sustainable backyard tours. I hope we have the general backyard/garden tours around here this year. Last year, not enough people signed up to call it a tour.

Bernadette
www.b3hd.blogspot.com

July 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBernadette

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