Quad Cities Gilda's Club installs LIVE wall to benefit visitors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ronna Walker-Johnson   
Monday, 30 June 2014 09:15

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is enhancing their surroundings with a therapeutic LiveScreen® from Roof Top Sedums of the Quad Cities. This vertical growing system gives people the chance to create accessible gardens with herbs and vegetables, annuals, perennials or succulents in small spaces. This new innovation can turn any space into a vertical garden. LiveScreen® is a big innovation in the green industry and features a mobile, fully assembled unit that comes two-sided on wheels, and ready to plant.

In 2013, Gilda’s Club received a grant from Tom’s of Maine 50 States to support an initiative called G.R.O.W. which stands for Giving Resources Organically Within.  Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Outreach Manager, Erin Williams says, “Through this initiative, our goal is to provide access and information on organic fruits and vegetables. We wanted to have an on-site community garden for our members who have all been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. The LiveScreen® was the perfect solution. It allows folks to participate in the gardening process, no matter what their level of physical ability. We didn’t have the appropriate space on our property for an organic garden, so the LiveScreen® really addressed the problem. We love that it is self-watering, needs no weeding, and animals don’t seem to bother it. Our members have already benefited from it greatly, through the planting process, weekly salad luncheons and having the opportunity to try things they might not otherwise have the chance to do.”

LiveWall® products, which include LiveScreen® are being added to locations throughout the country in a variety of settings from traditional home gardens, to business court yards or as therapeutic green spaces for hospitals, assisted living centers and schools.  Co-founder of Roof Top Sedums, Teresa Nelson explains, “We are excited to have an example of this new product available here in the Quad Cities.  LiveScreen® is a big innovation in our industry and really opens up commercial and residential buildings to a whole new look and feel; we really couldn’t grow vertically effectively in the past.”

Inspired by traditional window boxes, the LiveWall® and LiveScreen® feature rows of square planters oriented upwards to mimic natural plant growth. Both products use an irrigation system at each planter level meant to resemble natural rain flow over plants.  LiveWall® and LiveScreen® planters can be pre-grown and look immediately beautiful upon install.  Even in non-growing seasons, both LiveWall® and LiveScreen® remain attractive, because the planters have a brick-like look that blends in well with surroundings.

To learn more about a LiveScreen®, LiveWall® Outdoor, LiveWall® Indoor or  LiveRoof® green roof system, visit our website at www.rooftopsedums.com

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