U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Peopleâs Garden Initiative, Green Roof Shed at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The siding on this shed is made of recycled lumber from trees that came down in storms. Green roofs are attractive, practical benefits include additional thermal protection, noise reduction and increase the life expectancy of the roof. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered with the University of the District of Columbiaâs (UDC), Department of Agriculture and Urban Design on the design and construction of this shed. UDC is a Land Grant university. For more information and answers to questions such as how do you build a roof to accommodate a green roof? And is it possible to modify an already built roof to add a green roof? Go to blogs.usda.gov/2012/07/05/going-green-green-roofs-and-rai... One of the three themes this year is âCampus and Community.â It celebrates the 150 years of the USDA and the Land-Grant University System. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Land-Grant system extend education across the country, contributing to American agriculture success and rural prosperity. âCampus and Communityâ has demonstrations, discussions, hands-on activities, and entertainment to that showcase the many ways that this partnership works to improve American agriculture and rural life. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
May 17, 2014
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