Rooftop Haven for Urban Agriculture

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Project Facts

  • Located in a depressed area of Chicago’s South side, the Gary Comer Youth Center Roof Garden is an urban farm that produces more than 1,000 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables each year.
  • The Center’s rooftop garden provides students with hands-on extracurricular activities so they can learn about environmental sustainability and the nutritional benefits of fresh produce.
  • The Center’s café uses fresh produce grown on the roof to feed more than 175 students each day.