Tag Archives: 2011

Things are looking up for rooftop farming in Philly.

I know, I know. Long time no post. Great to see you all again. I hope all you rooftop farmers out there are doing well.

What has PROOF been up to since our last post? Don’t let PROOF’s lack of self-promotion fool you. Over the last several months PROOF has been working hard to lay the groundwork for the proliferation of rooftop agriculture in Philadelphia. We’ve been planning and scheming to embark on a focused pilot project in 2011, growing intensively on one residential rooftop, scientifically documenting everything along the way to learn all we can about building effective planters, picking the right potting mix, choosing the most productive seed varieties, and urging the best yield from our plants. We fully intend to have a great summer.

PROOF is really excited about the possibilities for 2011 and beyond. If you want to be part of the excitement drop Jay a line (jay at fundamentalchange.net).

In the meantime, I’ve been told the link to the Community Design Collaborative’s report referenced in our most recent post is hard to find. HERE IT IS. It’s a big report so it may take a while to load up.

Also, check out Phil Forsyth’s inspiring article about rooftop agriculture. At the moment it’s the top post on his blog: http://www.phigblog.com. Enjoy.