A garden sprouts on top of an office building in Waikiki, Hawaii

11/22/2010 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

An architectural firm in Waikiki, Hawaii, has planted a small garden at the rooftop of its building. The space is teeming with drought-tolerant and hardy plants such as akulikuli and kupukupu ferns, while herbs, fruits and vegetables line the garden's border. The project is intended to show clients that a rooftop garden is sustainable because it reduces the building's consumption of energy; it is also environmentally friendly because it prevents rainwater runoff and it decreases noise and air pollution.

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