Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) leader/volunteer, I was invited to tour City Hall's famed Green Roof courtesy of the Department of Environment. This was a rare opportunity to amble through the rolling green landscape which includes over 100 varieties of native species of grasses, flowers, shrubs and even trees. There we were, under a cloudless blue summer sky, surrounded by the dramatic Chicago skyline, standing in a fragrant prairie buzzing with insects and blazing with color. I thought how wonderful it would be if everyone had a chance to enjoy this kind of idyllic verdant place to recharge and reconnect with other living things.
View more pictures of the trip here.