Rooftop Farm

The Green Garage is home to a triple bottom line rooftop farm, where we grow lettuce and edible flowers for our friends at Motor City Brewing Works. (They put them in their salads.) Like so much at the Green Garage, it’s a demonstration: in this case, of how Detroit rooftops can be part of the thriving urban agriculture movement here.

Rooftop Farm

The farm was created on a part of our roof that gets abundant sunlight. The blue boxes that house the growing material (including soil and peat moss) are reclaimed parts shipping containers from General Motors. The farm is watered with harvested rainwater collected in our rooftop water catchment system.

We offer tours of the farm once a year, usually in July or August. Check our calendar for specific details.

Interested in volunteering on the farm? Manager Sarah Schnell holds multiple clean-up days each season, and there are also opportunities for regular volunteer engagements. Reach out to Sarah at seschnelly@gmail.com. Learn more about the farm on our wiki.