The Rooftop Garden

The Rooftop Garden

The Rooftop Garden: The plantings on the 6th floor green roof.

Roof window view

This is the view you will see as you emerge to the very top of Environment Hall, an area made green by a roof covered with edible vegetation and solar panels. Different areas of the roof are managed for research, for GROW gardening spots, for communal areas, and for individual plots.

Duke view

In addition to helping Environment Hall reduce its environmental impact, the green roof boasts one of the best views of campus, with the iconic chapel peaking through the trees. Duke University is called a university in a forest.

Bumble bee pollinator

Powerful pollinators are essential to agriculture, horticulture, and gardening. We wouldn’t have food without these guys! This lemon balm is ready for the picking!

In need of TLC

These crops are irrigated with drip irrigation and spraying systems that can be controlled remotely depending on the needs of each type of vegetation being grown.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm.