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A green roof grows in Brooklyn:

A green roof grows in Brooklyn:

Crimson clover blooms on the roof at the Linda Tool factory. Photo: Sarah Goodyear Standing on the barren, cracked sidewalk outside the nondescript brick building that houses the Linda Tool factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn, you would have no idea that there is a verdant meadow three stories above your head. Oh, but there is. And on this ridiculously beautiful spring day, about 20 wildflower enthusiasts -- including hippie-ish middle-aged women, hipster-ish young couples, and a trio of European guys in tight jeans -- are picking their way through the grass and blossoms on Linda Tool's green roof. They snap pictures of flowers in bloom and examine a volunteer sapling whose tender new leaves are fluttering in the breeze. "That's crimson clover, isn't it?" says one bespectacled man, pointing to a colorful clump of flowers. A huge camera hangs around his neck. He wears khaki short...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/infrastructure/a-green-roof-grows-in...

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