community roofs

Glitzy commercial farms tend to dominate the rooftop agriculture media scene.  Magazines, newspapers, the blogosphere (and even I!) can’t resist featuring these highly photogenic rooftops.  These farms rely on the surrounding community for indirect and sometimes…

top 5 rooftops of 2013

Rooftop agriculture reached new heights in 2013 thanks to enthusiasts around the globe like you!  Skyline farms and gardens sprouted up in record numbers, bringing fresh fruits and veggies to tables to urbanites from New York…

winterize that garden

The blustery weather and wintry mix blanketing much of the country lead many to believe that winter is upon us, albeit a week early.  It may be cold up on your roof, but you best climb…

conference call

While most people reminisce about last week’s turkey dinner I’m still trying to catch my breath from November’s whirlwind of conferences.  Back-to-back events in Boston and Philly left me (and many other designers) invigorated yet exhausted!…

Beantown is blooming

Nine stories up atop the Boston Design Center, the city’s first commercial rooftop farm has taken root.  Higher Ground Farm‘s first season is well under way as founding farmers John Stoddard and Courtney Hennessey tend to 2,000…

skyline vegetable convention

Overlooking the Windy City’s articulated skyline a handful of urban farmers has climbed up to the convention center‘s roof to cultivate 1/4 acre of prime real estate. McCormick Place West, as its known by locals, was…

Chicago Roof-to-Table Launch Event

Hold onto your knickers, Chicago!  EAT UP’s coming to town.  On August 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm we will celebrate EAT UP’s Midwest book launch and Roof-to-Table Photography Exhibition opening at Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon Ave).  The…

the inside scoop with Lara Mrosovsky

A 6,500 square foot rooftop garden atop Toronto’s Access Alliance provides the community health center’s visitors with opportunities for community development, environmental education, and social health activities.  Lara Mrosovsky, the organization’s Green Access Community Animator, engages primarily…

the inside scoop with Lauren Rathmell

Lufa Farms Greenhouse Director and Founding Member Lauren Rathmell knows how to grow an abundance of food in a limited space.  The farm’s 31,000 square foot flagship location in Montreal provides roof-fresh produce to 2,000 urbanites every…

the inside scoop with Dave Snyder

Let’s hear what the experts have learned up on the roof.  This post is the first in a series where I pose the same two questions to various leaders in the rooftop agriculture movement.  First we…