Feeling Chilly?

Cloud 9 wants to warm you up with a handmade quilt! Cozy up this winter with a soft, garden-colored quilt, crocheted by one of our board members, expert gardeners, and long time resident of the apartment building hosting our flagship farm! Enter our raffle by donating today! $5 = 1 ticket $20 = 5 tickets $50 = 15 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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. […]

Fall Supper Club

For Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm, September ushered in our Fall Supper Club.  Seasonal supper clubs are always a fun time for Cloud 9 as we get to prepare a meal and develop community, but this was a particularly special event as it was our first event where we got to bring people up onto the […]

Summer Supper Club

We kicked off this summer with our first supper club.  We might be biased, but it was a blast!  Meeting new friends, getting to harvest some of the first summer vegetables, and then making delicious spring rolls with our bounty, I mean what is not to love? For us at Cloud 9, it went deeper […]

Barnraiser Campaign

Warmer weather is around the corner and we cannot wait to open our farm up for programming, events, and volunteer opportunities. But we need a fence! Support our Barnraiser campaign. Help us buy a fence! Click Here to Donate:     March 12th-May 12th

What’s Spirituality Got to Do With It?

As some of you may know Cloud 9 was fortunate enough to receive a Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership grant in 2013. What, you may ask; does rooftop agriculture have to do with Quaker leadership? Well, it actually has a lot to do with Quaker Leadership. The founding of Cloud 9 Rooftop […]

Growing Together

  People around the world are exploring exciting new models and techniques in sustainable agriculture. Cloud 9 is “looking up” to add to Philadelphia’s local production of fruits and vegetables lots, school gardens, park spaces, and community gardens by growing on roofs. Rooftop agriculture not only increases urban agricultural production, but plays an important role […]

Cloud9 Spring Update!

Greetings Cloud 9 Friends and Supporters! We can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve shown over the past two years. You are the foundation on which Cloud 9 stands. Without you, this project would not be possible, and as we move forward into a new growing season a new phase for Cloud 9, […]