Rooftop Roots strives to advance social, environmental, and economic justice in local communities through sustainability education and the design, construction, and maintenance of urban vegetable gardens and native landscapes.


Our vision is a business model that allows all community members to access fresh and affordable produce, gain economic security through job opportunities in their neighborhoods, and live in a healthy environment.

What we do

Through our garden design, installation, and maintenance services, Rooftop Roots strives to address the three pillars of sustainability—economic, social, and environmental—by providing green-collar jobs, fresh produce for underserved communities, and green spaces for all.

We believe that by sparking interest in growing food and native plants, we can help make the Washington, D.C. area not just the preeminent leader in urban sustainability and biodiversity, but a thriving incubator for socially and environmental conscious communities.

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