Not too late to book your DIY Green Roof course!

It’s not too late to book your place on this year’s DIY green roof course!

  • learn about how to build green roofs
  • understand the history of global green roofing, and the benefits of the modern habitat-based approach
  • put the principles into practice – build your own green roofed bird box to take home
  • visit inspirational green roofs and green walls in Brighton & Hove
  • get expert advice on your project
  • enjoy the surroundings of Organic Roof’s new workshop, right on the banks of Shoreham harbour
  • have fun, learn new skills and make new friends!

You never know, you might be so inspired that you jack your job in after the course – and become a professional green roofer. That’s exactly what previous course participant Lee Evans did!

To book your place, visit https://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/courses/ecobuild/greenroofs

Happy green roofer with the green roofed bird box we built on the Building Green DIY weekend

Happy green roofer with the green roofed bird box we built on the Building Green DIY weekend

Come and learn how to build your own green roof

3 weeks left to book a place on the original Green Roof DIY course.

Book by visiting the Brighton Permaculture Trust website.

shed green roof on allotment in Brighton

shed green roof on allotment in Brighton

Running over the weekend of 24-25 October, this year we’ll be hosted on the Saturday at the Organic Roofs office and workshop in Shoreham. There are real green roofs to see close up, and plenty of materials to get your hands on…and an amazing view of the harbour to boot! Or is that ‘to boat’.

Book by visiting the Brighton Permaculture Trust website.

Book your place and learn to green roof!

It’s nearly that time of year again…

Building Green is running our DIY Green Roof course on 24-25 October in Brighton.

This is run with our partners Organic Roofs and Brighton Permaculture Trust. It’s the first of it’s kind in the UK, and was established back in 2007.

Learn hands on how green roofs work, question the experts about your project, and visit some inspirational examples in the city.

Bookings can be made here.

Happy course participants in 2013, building their green roof bird boxes

Happy course participants in 2013, building their green roof bird boxes

DIY green roof course 2015 – advance notice!

The next Building Green with Organic roofs ‘DIY green roof course’ will be on the weekend of 24 and 25 October 2015.

Details on the Brighton Permaculture Trust website.

Here’s what people said about this year’s course.

“I feel confident in building a green roof after this 1.5 days. That’s what I came for.”

“the tutors were great and we saw some interesting examples of green roofs, nice people on the course and a really nice atmosphere”

“Having more than one course leader with different specialties relevant to the course meant the content was varied but still in depth.”

“I learnt lots of practical things I can apply in my lifestyle.”

Next ‘DIY Green Roof’ course is taking bookings now!

We’re on for our next DIY course, following the successful weekend led by Building Green and Organic Roofs last year.

Taking place on the weekend of 18-19 October, participants will ‘learn by doing’ – building their own green roofed bird box to take home, visiting green roof projects in Brighton & Hove, and learning about the history, policy and technology of green roofs from leading practitioners.

Building Green DIY course March 2013

Building Green DIY course March 2013

The course is hosted by the Brighton Permaculture Trust – you can make bookings from their site here.

Really nice comment about the course at the weekend

One of the course participants wrote in to say “I just wanted to write to thank you for the inspirational Green Roof course this weekend; I feel ready (and keen) to start my extension roof and confident that I can! 

I know that a feedback form will be coming but I just wanted you to know just how much I appreciated all the effort that you put into the course which hit the right note on so many levels.”

Building Green DIY course March 2013

Building Green DIY course March 2013

Music to our ears!