They’re Back! Lady Beetles on the Breaking Ground Green Roof

Today’s is just a short post to say how happy we are to see the lady bugs (lady beetles) return to the Breaking Ground green roof after the winter months. They were apparently drawn by dinner….aphids! Some of the remaining mustard green […]

Strawberry Plants on the Breaking Ground Green Roof

Strawberries on the roof??? Wow, that takes me back to when I was a child growing up in Tampa, FL, and my family used to pile in the station wagon for a short trip over to the fields of Plant […]

Video: Stonewall Jackson Elementary Students Plant for Winter on the Breaking Ground Green Roof

January proved to be a perfect month for harvesting and planting on the Breaking Ground green roof. Our temperatures have been mild and the weather has been gorgeous! We would certainly love a little more rain, but we’ve been happy […]

Stonewall Jackson Elementary Students Visit the Breaking Ground Green Roof

Planting broccoli, chard and lettuce on the Breaking Ground green roof Having students visit our roof here at Breaking Ground Contracting is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences for us. Long before the roof was even designed, we […]

Video: Winter on the Breaking Ground Green Roof

During this transition from summer to winter, the Breaking Ground green roof has taken on a completely new and different look. Gone are the brilliant-colored Zinnias and Cosmos, only to be replaced by the lush, green look of low-growing vegetables […]

Folio Blog: Living Roof at Breaking Ground Contracting

Thank you to Ryan Ketterman of Ketterman Photography for taking such great photos on the Breaking Ground Green Roof! Kevin Songer of MetroVerde was featured in Florida Trend Magazine and now on the Folio Weekly online blog as part of continued focus […]

The Breaking Ground Green Roof and Urban Agriculture

Our roof looks so amazingly different than it did this summer. Gone are the vibrant colors of the native wildflowers and lush growth of the tomatoes and other vegetables. But, the transition gives way to a different kind of beauty, […]

Breaking Ground Composting Project

Did you know that COMPOSTINGcan divert as much as 30% of household waste from the landfill? My first recollection of composting was back in the 1970′s when my mother put a large bowl in our kitchen an explained to us […]

Carbon Sequestration and Green Roof Biomass Harvesting

Harvesting sequestered carbon in the form of green roof biomas creates a net negative carbon balance for the Breaking Ground Contracting Green Roof. Once the plant biomass is harvested it is composted into the ground level landscapes below. Having fun […]

Green Roof Flowering Beauty for an October Florida Morning

Red Cosmos, Pink Muhly & HVAC units on the roof Heavenly Blue & Cosmos on the roof Green Roof Heavenly Blue Morning Glory & Native Pink Muhly Grass Green Roof, Pink muhly, Red cosmos More Florida Green Roof Autumn Red […]