Book & Tools

The following items are available through Emory Knoll Farms.

Please contact our sales department for ordering information.



The Green Roof  Manual – A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance, by Ed Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre


At last, those seeking basic information about how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to this exciting new technology.

.“Snodgrass and McIntyre deliver a rich and nuanced compendium of cases, lessons, facts, and highly specific insights into the contemporary design, construction, and maintenance of green roofs in North America” –Christian Werthmann, Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of  Design

“An outstanding book that can be fully trusted and relied upon as the best source of current information on creating and caring for a green roof.  A complete and thorough reference, The Green Roof Manual is honest, realistic, and based on vast first-hand experience.”  –Holly H. Shimizu, Executive Director, U.S. Botanic Garden

Green Roof Plants – A Resource and Planting Guide, by Ed and Lucie Snodgrass

Concise, accurate and easy to use, this handbook is an indispensible practical reference guide, not just for architects, landscape designers, engineers, and environmentalists, but also for environmentally conscious home gardeners..

“This is an essential resource for home gardeners, landscape architects, and designers looking for environmentally friendly choices.” –Alice Joyce, Booklist

“Ed and Lucie Snodgrass’s book shows the exciting potential of roof planting going far beyond the usual selections.  Based on their extensive hands-on work with plants, their recommendations may mean the difference between a green roof and a brown one.”  –Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury, Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls





What is a LIPTOMETER®?

A device for easily measuring the depth of growing medium on a green roof.  Especially handy during the installation of a green roof when spreading medium to a specified depth.  Directions for use included..

Often difficult to find in the trade, this is the original product which is handcrafted, durable, made of 100% recycled materials, and remarkably easy to carry on-site.  All proceeds go to our good friend and professional green roof consultant responsible for the creation of this artifact, Tom Liptan.

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