We are giving the local community four opportunities to come and visit our unique green roof in all its glory.
Situated on the eighth floor of our campus, our award winning green roof was installed by the Green Roof Project and will not only provide environmental benefits, but will also offer an enjoyable space for YMCA residents, staff and visitors for many years to come.
More excitingly, produce grown on our roof (including lettuce, cucumbers and strawberries) will be used by our social enterprise café, HomeGround, enabling us to provide fresh and healthy menu options. Not only that, but a dedicated area of our rooftop is now home to more than 200,000 bees and we hope to sell their tasty honey through HomeGround soon.
Our four tour dates are open to everyone and are free to attend! Each tour will last approximately 30 minutes and on your tour you will:
- learn a brief history of green roofs
- see how green roofs are constructed
- understand the benefits of green roofs
Our green roof officially opened on World Green Roof Day (6 June). With outstanding views over the city (yes, we can say that now!), our rooftop location is ideally situated to show the potential for retrofitting Central Milton Keynes (CMK) buildings with green roofs. CMK currently has the equivalent of six full-size football pitches that could be retrofitted with a green roof. It’s hoped that by demonstrating our green roof potential, the Green Roof Project can persuade other local buildings to follow suit and join the green roof revolution!
To join one of our tours, simply register on Eventbrite by clicking on the links below:
We hope to see you soon!