busroots, reclaiming growing space within cities to improve urban environmentsJust about everyone has some idea for improving the world, and for many people the best improvement is to cover every available inch of space with plants.

But in a city as crowded and concrete-covered as New York City, it can be hard to find available inches.

But New Yorkers are nothing if not enterprising, and some Big Apple plant enthusiasts are making use of the roofs of city buses for grown space.

Five months ago, they launched the BioBus, a prototype city bus with a rooftop growing area. The program is called Bus Roots, and they hope to expand their garden to include other buses, bring added environmental benefits ( such as absorbing urban heat, soaking up storm water, and filtering out CO2), beauty, and just plain fun to city streets.

Source: The Presurfer

1 Comment

  1. Gene McGuire on 10/27/2010 at 11:50 am

    Another place for the homeless to sleep. GO GREEN!

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