Kevin founded MetroVerde over twenty years ago as a native plant, living wall and green roof nursery.
Unexpectedly, Kevin suffered a massive aortic aneurysm and dissection in November 2011 which nearly cost him his life. Today Kevin no longer installs green roofs and living walls. He is however compiling all of the information gleaned over the decades of creating and studying tropical and shoreline living walls and green roofs to share here in his blog and maybe one day in a book.
Today Kevin focuses on living with a medically managed aortic dissection, root to foot. His passions and distractions include visual nature art, nature short verse, lifestyle and diet management for living with gallstones (ouch!) and writing about how to live a full and satisfying life even when faced with seemingly insurmountable chronic diseases.
He loves a daily adventure.
Kevin can be reached via his gmail account, email@example.com.
Make sure your Green Roof system is Hurricane - Wind Turbine tested - not wind tunnel tested. The MetroVerde extensive green roof was the first green roof system to be tested by the University of Florida's Civil Engineering Department with the large outdoor wind turbine system. The green roof stayed installed without loosing but very little soil media, under 110 plus mile per hour steady winds.