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We're establishing agriculture as a fixture of city life by turning underutilized rooftops into productive farmland. Join us!
We're establishing agriculture as a fixture of city life by turning underutilized rooftops into productive farmland. Join us!
303 backers pledged $35,414 to help bring this project to life.

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Up Top Acres: Rooftop Farming

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Stretch Goals!

We've hit our goal! We’re so humbled and grateful for the incredible support from the Up Top Acres community - and we aren’t stopping here!

If we reach $40,000 we’ll be able to build an outdoor kitchen on the roof of our Farm at 55 M Street to provide us with a space to ramp up the educational reach of Up Top Acres. With this small kitchen and additional funds, we will be able to start hosting kids and adults for classes and workshops exploring the many uses of fresh plants - from cooking to plant based medicine. The additional funds will also allow us to host one field trip for local public schools per month, at no cost to the school. Students will learn about urban agriculture, and how to prep and cook with fresh vegetables.

 

Risks and challenges

We've spent the last three years developing our model and building a community around our growing spaces. We've learned a lot from our experiences and each rooftop comes equipped with it's own unique challenges. We're excited to be opening new farms and upgrading our existing ones. Being able to hire farmers, purchase materials and upgrade infrastructure is critical to our ability to grow.

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    Rooftop Pollinator

    We’ll send you a personal thank you email, and name one of our rooftop honeybees after you!

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    Rooftopper!

    You’ll receive two tickets redeemable to either our Farm Friday Happy Hours or our Monday Evening Yoga! ($30 value)

    - Farm Friday Happy Hours are held every Friday from May-September, and each ticket includes 2 beverages on us. (21+)
    -Monday Evening Yoga is held every Monday from 6-7pm, from May- September, and is followed by a quick succulent planting lesson including your own plant!

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    Home Gardener

    Bring a little piece of the farm home! You’ll receive a limited edition print made for Up Top Acres by local artist, Marcella Kriebel!

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    Event All-Star

    You’ll receive four tickets redeemable to our Farm Friday Happy Hours or our Monday Evening Yoga, or a combination of the two! ($60 value)

    -Farm Friday Happy Hours are held every Friday from May-September, and each ticket includes 2 beverages on us. (21+)
    -Monday Evening Yoga is held every Monday from 6-7pm, from May- September, and is followed by a quick succulent planting lesson, including your own succulent!

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    Garden Chef

    Two tickets to join us on the roof for a cooking class. You’ll learn how to prep and cook with fresh vegetables from the farm, and will make an appetizer and a salad. Classes will be offered monthly from June-October.

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    Friend of the Farm

    Supporting from afar, or can’t join us on the roof? Fear not! You’ll receive a limited edition print made for Up Top Acres, by local artist Marcella Kriebel, and an insulated Up Top Acres tote bag.

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    Flower Lover

    Flower lover? You’ll receive 5 weeks of beautiful, rooftop grown flower bouquets! Bouquets can be picked up weekly at 55 M Street SE, or Pike & Rose.

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    Roof Raiser

    Two tickets for our exclusive Roof Raiser Party! Join us on the roof on April 22nd for an evening of good food and beverages. Want to get your hands dirty? We’ll have stations set up for you to arrange your own bouquets and plant your own seedlings to bring home, and more! (Weather Date: May 6th)

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    The Foodie

    Enjoy brunch for 4 at Oyamel, a restaurant by José Andrés! Oyamel Cocina Mexicana restaurant offers an authentic Mexican menu and is the home to our first ever rooftop farm!

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    Produce Lover

    Join our Farm Membership Program! You’ll receive 12 weeks of fresh, rooftop grown produce, available for pick up at 55 M Street, or Pike & Rose.

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    Honorary Farmer

    Leave your mark at the Farm at 55 M Street! We’ll create a plaque and name one of our 8 herb planters in your honor! In addition, you’ll receive the Up Top Acres merchandise package which includes 2 insulated tote bags, 2 hats, 1 jar of rooftop honey, and a limited edition print made for Up Top Acres by local artist Marcella Kriebel.

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    Farm Founder

    Two tickets to join us for an exclusive rooftop dinner. Enjoy an intimate, candlelit dinner where we’ll gather around our communal table and enjoy a coursed meal curated by a local chef.

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    VIF (Very Important Farmer)

    Enjoy a private evening on the rooftop! The Up Top team will offer a tour of the rooftop farm, followed by a seated dinner for up to 14 people.

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    The Up Topper

    Let’s have a party! We’ll host an event for up to 50 guests, including appetizers and beverages!

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Funding period

- (30 days)