​"We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot"  
Leonardo da Vinci

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Michael Molaro is an accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP) ​and Principal of Higher Groundwork HortiCulture. In addition to fulfilling GRP training and examination, Michael has completed other related courses including Advanced Green Roof Maintenance, Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture, Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites, and Green Infrastructure Projects, Performance and Policies. Prior to​ ​his many years at the University of Saskatchewan he worked in architectural practices in Edmonton Alberta and Saskatoon Saskatchewan.​

During Michael's latter years on campus he developed and managed the Office of Sustainability where one of his passions became green roofs. He now wants to demonstrate to owners, design professionals and builders that green roofs can work well in our region and provide numerous benefits. Michael also realizes the importance of urban agriculture and has personal and research experience in growing rooftop herbs and vegetables.

Michael has served on numerous committees and boards including the Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee and Roadmap ​​​​​​Saskatoon and he also helped found the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council.


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