Fall is a time to pause, plan, and reflect. Over the past year we have worked hard to establish Philadelphia’s first rooftop farm. We have written numerous grants, raised thousands or dollars, and introduced so many people to the important issues around rooftop farming. And although we have not found a rooftop site or grown […]

Cloud 9 Workday Fun

Cloud 9 Workday Fun

Clare and Kyuho work on Cloud 9 planters at our first workday! Workday part II will include planting the pepper planters into the planters!

Cloud 9 Gets Press

Hey folks, Check out an article about Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm at Seedstock.com. Thanks Kelly for a great article! http://seedstock.com/2012/07/06/two-farmers-seek-to-create-educational-farm-in-the-city-by-cultivating-an-urban-rooftop/#more- xoxo

Ain’t no power like the power of the people …

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King, Jr. The above quote by MLK Jr. really speaks to the condition Cloud 9 currently faces. We are currently struggling with endless bureaucratic […]


SUPPORT CLOUD 9 ROOFTOP FARM AND ENJOY A YOGA CLASS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012 Transform a nearly vacant rooftop into a viable education and production farm! Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm, Philadelphia, PA                             Brooklyn Grange, Queens, NYC STUDIO 34 : Yoga* Healing* Art offers a Friday Yoga Benefit Class for Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm LOCATION […]


THANKS to all the folks who attended our fundraiser at Studio 34: Yoga.Healing.Art. I deeply enjoyed sharing ‘Our Land’, a Greenhorns documentary with new and old friends. To learn more about the Greenhorns go to http://www.thegreenhorns.net We made a little of money to help us get some fencing up on      the roof. But […]


‘BUILD IT UP’ CLOUD 9 ROOFTOP FARM FARMRAISER COME TO STUDIO 34: YOGA*HEALING*ARTS  4522 Baltimore Ave., West Philadelphia, 19143 on FRIDAY MARCH 30th 8:00 pm  to watch a wonderful new film by the GREENHORNS and support Cloud 9 Suggested donation : $5 -$10 THERE WILL BE SNACKS! 

Moving Forward …

Hey foks,    As we transition into spring I’ve been thinking about the passage of time and the incredible changes, challenges, and growth Cloud 9 has been through this year. I found this fabulous video (a little unfinished but still poignient) made by our friend Nick Hoskins about Cloud 9. This was at the very begining […]

March comes in like a lion – for Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm

Today Cloud 9 bought it’s first tool! A hammer. Thanks to the West Philadelphia Tool Library for having a sale today – we are members so we will definitely be using them a lot this spring. Hammers are symbols of strength, force, even domination! It is an honorable symbol, since iron is a very useful […]

Happy birthday brainchild Cloud 9!

I was talking with a lovely young woman the other day who is interested in farming here in the city and she said that she had read my blog and liked it! Wow, I didn’t know that anyone read this blog and it was quite exciting. Actually I haven’t been blogging much, just posting updates […]