Thursday, April 19, 2012

What Does a Green Roofer Grower Do in the Winter, You Ask?

Safely within the spring months, we can now look back at winter as a distant and uncomfortable memory. Green things are growing outside again, honeybees are buzzing. However, one might pause and ask, "What did Green Roof Growers do in the winter, when they couldn't grow?"

Though I, a humble and admittedly unenthusiastic journalism student, did not set out with the intention of answering this query, I did nonetheless. Okay so maybe my photojournalism final photo essay on Bruce and the Green Roof Growers would have been... brighter in the spring, but that was not the season I (oh-so-intelligently) chose to take the course. Thus, I can now present to you a full(-ish) documentation of Green Roof Growers in the Wintertime

Bruce took up metalworking, after adopting a friend's tools and machinery.

He even let me try! Unfortunately there is no photographic evidence but I have a metal sculpture to prove it.

Of course, the chickens need year-round loving.

Yum, fresh eggs

A late lunch

Bruce loves to cook. My favorite part of visiting was sampling his latest creations. (And Heidi and Art's, too.)

His winter mission: Indian cuisine

Bruce talks to his seedlings. (Okay, maybe this one was posed. Don't tell my professor.)

Bruce and Heidi prepare fermented vegetables!


There's some green.

I got to tour Heidi and Art's spectacular abode.

It is possible to grow throughout the winter... just not on roofs.

Very sweet

Sampling some delicious greens

This homemade tunnel in Heidi's courtyard allows her to grow outdoors, too.

....despite the snow.

Something new and exciting on Art's Mac

Goal of the metal shop: construct a musical bicycle with Blake.

Carl curls up by the fire, which provides warmth for the otherwise unheated metal shop.

Fixing up the machinery

Hey there, Carl.

Gotta update the blog!

Surveying the scene. These boxes will be filled with green and delicious things soon enough.

Roofs are a good place to play with Carl, no matter the season.


H2 said...

Nicely done, Maddy. What exactly was the assignment?

Madelyn Herzog said...

Thank you! Our assignment was to tell a story about an individual (mine being Bruce) in a series of 8-10 photos. The ones I posted weren't all ones I submitted but I thought they were all good shots of Green Roof Growers!

Doyel akter said...

Looks good enough to morph into a poster or painting.... have
always liked that type of imagery in artwork about roofing. Because
roofing can protect the
interior area of a resident from nature.