• Thyme Flowers

    It’s Time for Thyme! An Herb Spotlight

    As autumn strips leaves in their fiery vibrance from tree limbs and chills the air with wrapping winds, we at Cloud 9 turn our attention to winterizing: preparing the rooftop and our bodies for the seasonal descent of the sun’s energy. One of our favorite plants to work with during this transition is the modest […]

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    Mint

    The summer’s intensifying heat and sunlight have brought many plants into full, radiant expression on Cloud 9’s rooftop garden at Guild House West in Fairmount. This month, Cloud 9 kicked off our bi-weekly Summer Herbal Workshop series with residents, highlighting some plants including many common ones of the prolific mint (Lamiaceae) family like peppermint, chocolate […]

  • Radishes sprouting in our biochar mix

    What’s Up With Biochar?

    Biochar is a simple soil additive that stands to alleviate a host of environmental problems. Biochar acts as a catalyst for improved soil health and can remain active in the soil for millennia! What is biochar? Biochar is charcoal used as a soil additive. It is found in the form of powder or small chunks. […]