Lauren Mandel, project manager and rooftop agricultural specialist at Roofmeadow, wrote a wonderful piece on PRooF for this month’s issue of GRID Magazine. The article touches a bit on the 51st St. pilot project, and the planter prototypes developed with the Community Design Collaborative. It also mentions our plans to move forward in developing and tailoring these test planters to even more Philadelphia row homes. This phase has already begun! Aside from being held up indoors during the 100 degree weather for the past few weekends, we’re back at it, constructing new ways of reinforcing and moving the planters from roof to roof. We’re also strategizing ways to collaborate with other rooftop farming initiatives, like Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm, to do more prolonged testing and prototyping. Stay tuned for information on Volunteer Days, as well as a Fundraiser Event we hope to have later this summer!