At Cloud 9, we foster community and environmental stewardship through rooftop farming.
Cloud 9 partners with organizations and buildings to design, build, and support the growth of community-led rooftop and urban gardens. Cloud 9 offers community-led design facilitation, project management, trainings, and community programs at a number of sites throughout Philadelphia.
Cloud 9’s flagship farm is located 1221 Fairmount Ave on the roof of Guild House West, an apartment building for low-income seniors. In partnership with residents, Cloud 9 is growing herbs for home health remedies and flowers to attract pollinators. The garden is built as an oasis for residents and demonstration site for our training programs.
Cloud 9 was born out of a dream to not only farm in urban spaces, but to create a healthier, more beautiful Philadelphia.
Cloud 9 was formed in April of 2012, and founded Guild House West’s rooftop farm in 2013. This resident-led rooftop herb and flower garden at an apartment building for low-income seniors. The garden provides herbs for medicinal and culinary uses to an on-site food pantry, and offers space for relaxation while residents watch local pollinators flit amidst the rooftop’s flower garden.
Why Rooftop Agriculture ?