Category: Recreational Club
We went to KL today to do data collection for our visual journal.
I found some facts of green living, and did some sketches of my visual journal.
For today, we went to Mantin and bought some soil, and also the plants we planned to buy.
We found a net and cut it, and then used strings to bind the bottles on the net today.
I did some research about the plants, purpose to find the most suitable plants to be grown indoors.
There are the plants I selected:
We found some plastic bottles and did planning about using it to do our green wall.
First, we measure them, and then we cut them together to let them to be containers of plants.
We watched many videos on YouTube and saw many websites to get the information of green wall, finally we found some examples.
The green wall in this photo is just what we want to do.
We planned to use plastic bottle to make it.
For this module, we planned to do a green wall as our assignment.
A green wall is comprised of plants grown in supported vertical systems that are generally attached to an internal or external wall, although in some cases can be freestanding. Like many green roofs, green walls incorporate vegetation, growing medium, irrigation and drainage into a single system. Green walls differ from green facades in that they incorporate multiple ‘containerized’ plantings to create the vegetation cover rather than being reliant on fewer numbers of plants that climb and spread to provide cover. They are also known as ‘living walls’, ‘bio-walls’ or ‘vertical gardens’.
There are many benefit of green wall.
Reduction of the Urban Heat Island Effect
Improved Exterior Air Quality
Local Job Creation
Improved Energy Efficiency
Building Structure Protection
Improved Indoors Air Quality
A green living wall is not difficult to create at home. Many companies sell all the supplies that are required as well as offer instructions explaining how to make a green living wall. It is also possible to build a green living wall using homemade panels. These can be created from a variety of materials. The panels need to be constructed in such a way that allows the soil or planting material to stay in place, but which also provides the space for plants to be planted. The panels also need to be deep enough so that the plant roots can grow naturally. Shallow rooted plants will grow well in normal living wall panels although deep-rooted plants may need special care or deeper panels.