Bread for the City is bringing our healthy community to the next level: the roof!
This spring, we are building vegetable gardens on the roofs of each of our two centers. These gardens will grow lots of fresh, healthy food for use in our pantries and cooking workshops -- and, more importantly, they will be spaces that foster reflection, learning, and dialog about health and food justice, across lines of class, race, and age.
We need your help to make this vision a reality! Become a member of Bread for the City’s Community Supported Agriculture project.
Our Southeast Center will feature an eclectic array of containers to grow herbs and vegetables specially selected by our clientele. The garden features rain barrels provided by DDOE and will utilize innovative irrigation systems developed by Gifts of Good Earth.
please fill out an application here!
You can also view our calendar of events here.
DC Greenworks estimates that the garden will cost $50,000 (and 200 hours) to build, and $15,000 a year to maintain. That’s a significant cost, but we believe that our community deserves spaces such as these -- so we’re asking you to help us make it possible.