You will undoubtedly come across a question, or an issue, where you won’t exactly know what to do, or who to turn to for answers – completely normal, no one is all-knowing! Luckily, you don’t have to be, as there are many organisations to help you. Below is a list of some of the experts in the field, who could be very valuable to you (and your nerves!):
Expert Organisations: Greening
ANCV Green roofs
A non-profit organisation whose goal is to spread and provide information about green infrastructure, specifically green roofs. It is run by volunteers, who mainly work with municipalities, investigation centres and various companies.
Community Gardens Australia
This volunteer-led organisation supports and advocates community gardens. With their online directory and volunteers ready to help fellow urban gardeners, they offer a much-needed lending hand for anyone facing any gardening challenge (policy, funding, starting points, etc.).
European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations
EFB helps influence the European Union through various activities: helping to write policies, researching green roofs, bringing awareness to countries and governments. Its aim is to engage, communicate and inspire others for green roof implementation.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Focusing on preparing needed documents, development policies and programmes, FAO aims to help citizens adapt to new priorities, such as climate hazards.
Garteln in Wien
This support centre offers everyone information on where to grow their food and buy fresh produce, while also providing guidance in establishing gardens, various workshops and educational courses.
World Green Building Council
A global network of national councils working towards sustainability in the built environment. They coordinate and strengthen the network and facilitate knowledge transfer. They continuously run voluntary green building certification schemes, work on communication, awareness-raising within the market, education and training, and work on the sustainable finance agenda.