Bread for the City’s rooftop garden projects!

Grow for the City logoBread for the City is bringing our healthy community to the next level: the roof!

Over the last few months, Bread for the City’s community garden teams have held dozens of workshops to foster reflection, learning and dialog about health and food justice in our community. Through these discussions and workshops, we’ve identified some exciting new goals and directions for the coming season!

  1. Expand community engagement through participatory budgeting and client-led projects
  2. Expand hours of operation to provide more flexible opportunities for gardeners. Build community through nutrition-focused garden events.
  3. Involve the local youth/schools in educational field trips and projects
  4. Open a seedshare for client gardeners.

Donated seeds can be dropped off at both centers (front desk of 1525 7th ST,NW or 1640 Good Hope Rd, SE). Contact Kris at with questions.

As always, our gardens will produce healthy, fresh vegetables for gardeners, food pantry clients, and BFC events — and more importantly, these spaces foster reflection, learning, and dialog about nutrition and our food system.


See more pictures here, videos here, and join the conversation on Facebook!

Get Involved!

All are welcome during our Rooftop Garden open hours — a great way to get acquainted with sustainable agriculture programs! Open rooftop garden hours at Bread for the City are:

NW Center (1525 7th Street NW): Tuesday 10am – 2pm
SE Center (1640 Good Hope Road SE): Thursday 10am – 2pm

Sign up a class or youth group for a tour or volunteering! Email Kris Jensen, Volunteer & In-Kind Manager, at for more information.