The Roof as Living Room

Washington, D.C. residents are getting creative with their green roofs, writes Sarah Meehan, from keeping bees on them to hosting league bocce games. Even those without roof access might get lucky and have a view of one that's artfully designed.

"Although green space in cities doesn't come as naturally, the interest in variations on sustainable roofs has blossomed.

Initially, [resident Jeff] Miller said he was unaware of Washington's sizeable bee-loving community, and he aimed to place five hives throughout the district. He sold 65 last year, he said, and about 35 of them are within city lines - eight of which happily buzz on Miller's roof.

'They kinda sold themselves,' Miller said. 'In D.C. there's a keen awareness of sustainability.'"

Full Story: Green roof novelties include bees, bocce and beauty

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