Greenhouse Birthday Celebrations!!
The Forest Project was one of many stall-holders at Greenhouse Eco-toberfest, held to celebrate the first birthday of the award-winning green development.
The event was held over two days at Greenhouse itself, and luckily for guests and visitors we were treated to some great summer weather. (in October!!)
Throughout the two days guests enjoyed Bavarian beer and fine wine tasting, locally sourced food, and even entertainment from an Oompah Band. Seminars on sustainable working were followed by tours of the impressive building by its developers Citu, who have implemented many eco-design features into the construction of the former brownfield site.
Greenhouse harvests rainwater and recycles its grey water. It draws power from its roof-mounted solar panels which are angled to get maximum exposure to the Sun. Further power is generated from the two impressive wind turbines on top of the building. Groundsource heat pumps and boreholes are used to heat the buildings water supply. The on-site cafe even uses produce grown by Greenhouse residents in giant planters inside the courtyard, supplemented by allotments next door.
Local MP Hillary Benn praised the transformation of what had been a "headache of a site" for the council into a building that has become a hub for the local community.
The Greenhouse Grove
To mark the first birthday of this landmark building, a grove of 100 trees is to be planted, sponsored by the friends, residents, and supporters of Greenhouse.Thanks to all those who contributed to the grove and thanks to Greenhouse for putting on such a fun event!! We can't wait for next years party!!
To find out more about Greenhouse click here.
To see more pictures from Eco-toberfest click here.