Department of Civil Engineering
Activity Conducted by Club:
Planted 400 numbers of different vegetables and spinach varieties. Such as Agathi keerai, Arai keerai, Raddish leaves, Tomato, Cauli flower, cabbage, brinjal,greenchilli, ladies finger, pumpkin.
What is Roof Gardening?
A roof garden is a garden on the roof of a building. Besides the decorative benefit, roof plantings may provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, habitats or corridors for wildlife, recreational opportunities, and in large scale it may even have ecological benefits. The practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings is sometimes referred to as rooftop farming. Rooftop farming is usually done using green roof, hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens.
Roof gardens are most often found in urban environments. Plants have the ability to reduce the overall heat absorption of the building which then reduces energy consumption. Plant surfaces however, as a result of transpiration, do not rise more than 4–5 °C above the ambient and are sometimes cooler.” This then translates into a cooling of the environment between 3.6 and 11.3 degrees Celsius (6.5 and 20.3 °F), depending on the area on earth (in hotter areas, the environmental temperature will cool more).
Activity to be conducted:
- Planting trees in waste lands
- Grey water treatment plant
- Solid waste management