Doha : Qatar school’s rooftop garden pilot project

green garden rooftop

Over the past months, four students who attend the International School of London Qatar have established a thriving un-shaded rooftop garden for a pilot project. The garden has become a great success and has, unexpectedly, bore fruits in the strong Qatar heat.

Established in May of this year, the students spent months converting the roof of one of their school buildings into a beautified green island by growing ornamental plants (such as bougainvillea), flowers, and even produce.

Surprisingly, the garden had produced at least five ripe watermelons and melons despite being left unattended for two months in the middle of the summer. The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is now encouraging other schools in the country to try to replicate a similar garden during their spare time around the school’s vicinity.

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