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Green Roof Shelters Wall

Photograph by: Lisa Lee Benjamin
Work credit: John Little and Lisa Lee Benjamin
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Aloha Aina Designs wrote:
What is the story on this? - This looks so intriguing, I would like to know much more about this project, including more photos, thanks! Is it on the side of a building, what are each of those different elements for, ie: the box with long twigs, etc.?
   Comment   June 26, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Nesting birds and insects can find shelter in this habitat built with Green Roof Shelters. Native plants and collected organic materials like wool and bark are tucked inside recycled and reused construction materials. While Benjamin works with artists to create attention-grabbing shelters, the real needs of nesting birds and bees still must be met. Even then, the result is not always foolproof. “I once watched a bee go straight into a screw hole after a week working on a hand-crafted mud concrete panel for nesting bees," Benjamin says.
Providing nesting materials will ensure new little ones born in your garden each year. Try a cool setup like this or simply throw the hair from your hairbrush and small bits of moss and hay out in the garden. The birds will find them.See how to create bird and bug habitats even in the city

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Public awareness and support are critical to Urban Hedgerow's success, so the group aims to create pieces that are attractive, fun and attainable. This panel of foraged and reclaimed materials designed and built by Benjamin and Kevin Smith hangs at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. This art piece and potential habitat invites us to ask how willing we are to invite nature into our domestic landscapes, even in a subtle way. Add to ideabook This Urban Hedgerow prototype is designed to hold bundles of foraged twigs and plants for bug habitats. It was displayed at the Farmer's Block exhibition in San Francisco.
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