Rooftop Roots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit enterprise that is working to grow a more just, equitable, and sustainable future by transforming the way we engage with the urban environment. We design, build, and maintain residential and commercial gardens to support healthy nutrition, jobs, and green spaces for underserved communities in the DC area.

The proceeds from residential and commercial vegetable gardens and native landscapes help finance our nutrition and sustainability programs, as well as the operation of gardens for underserved communities. Our model is committed to the following principles:

  • Increasing community access to locally grown fruits and vegetables
  • Reimagining urban and suburban landscapes to support biodiversity, soil health, and water quality
  • Creating green collar job opportunities for un- and underemployed community members


Rooftop Roots made our backyard garden dreams come true. They turned our unyielding clay soil into two beautiful garden boxes enhanced with their special soil and organic fertilizer. We have enjoyed a bounty of vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs!

Jen & Dann S, Arlington, VA

Rooftop Roots built a section of planters with an automated irrigation system on our back deck and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome! The planters not only provided us with fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, they also gave our space a beautiful and natural aesthetic. Highly recommended!

Nikki & Conor S, Arlington, VA

We had a wonderful experience with Rooftop Roots! The owner Thomas is an absolute pleasure to work with, and was super helpful in picking the right veggies for our family. Most importantly, they continually check in to see how things are going and if you need any help. The success of your garden is important to them! We will continue to be customers for a long time!

Steff & Adam L, McLean, VA

Rooftop Roots provides a vitally important service for our pollinators, by creating and preserving high-quality habitat. They are a pleasure to work with, with the utmost professionalism and wonderful quality product and services.

Noah Wilson-Rich, Founder, The Best Bees Company, Washington, DC

We can’t thank Rooftop Roots enough for the wonderful vegetable garden they built for our family. I’ve been impressed to see how many delicious vegetables can be grown in such a small footprint. What we enjoy most about our garden is watching our kids get excited about harvesting and cooking their own vegetables! I would highly recommend using Rooftop Roots to help you create your own beautiful harvest!

Daniella & John C, Arlington, VA