Friday, November 23, 2007

Clinton library gets "green" roof

Bill Clinton's Presidential Library, which has already earned platinum LEED certification, is now taking the next leap into green, the roof.

More than four truckloads of soil have been brought onto the roof, which will be covered with strawberries, ferns and grass. The garden will surround his penthouse apartment atop the library. But the garden is not just for pleasure; it will provide insulation and capture rainwater, controlling runoff. There will be no pesticides or non-organic fertilizers used for the plantings.

In honor of Clinton's mother, Virginia Kelley, there will be plenty of yellow roses, her favorite flower.
Sounds really cool. Unfortunately, visitors will not be able to access the garden, although exhibits are planned about it.

By Patricia Mayville-Cox

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