Living Roof and Raingarden Course at CCCC

A Green Roof and Raingarden Course is being offered at CCCC's Pittsboro Campus. This is relevant to Pittsboro Parks because class participants will help construct the roof on a small green roofed gazebo at the New Town Park in Powell Place. They'll also help with the planting of the Park's Raingarden designed to treat the park's stormwater. This is a great opportunity to contribute to park while learning how to construct your own green roofs or raingardens.

Register now because the course starts on October 14th!
You can register by calling 542-6495 ext 232.

From Central Carolina Community College's Green Building and Renewable Energy Site:

Living Roofs and Rain Gardens - Overview and Installation. Learn how to design and construct a green, living roof and rain water garden. Living roofs and rain water gardens slow down stormwater runoff and conserves water to promote soil conservation. Two classes will be followed by living roof and rain garden installation lab at Pittsboro's New Town Park. Taught by Rhonda Goolsby and Fred Royal. Class dates 10/14/09-11/05/09, Wednesday evenings 6-9pm.

Typical shed "green" roof. The one at the park will be made of local cedar and have a pyramidal hip roof.

Above: You may recognize the largest living roof east of the Mississippi.


  1. Being in the roofing industry we certainly understand the green effect that roofs can have. Your living roofs are great examples. Thanks for the post!


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