It’s Time for Thyme! An Herb Spotlight

Thyme Flowers

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 […]

What’s Up With Biochar?

Radishes sprouting in our biochar mix

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. […]

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 […]

UPCOMING ACTIVITY FOR CLOUD 9!

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 […]

THE SEASON IS UPON US : CLOUD 9 WISH LIST

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 FARM-RAISER!

‘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 […]