Bread for the City is a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, that provides food, clothing, social services, medical care and legal services to over 10,000 low-income residents each month. BFC understands that addressing poverty requires a holistic approach.
When BFC expanded its facility in 2011, the organization recognized an opportunity to use green technology to provide another service to its clientele. I coordinated the design and construction of a 3,500 square foot rooftop vegetable garden on the new facility and helped Bread for the City develop programming to bring clients, neighbors, volunteers and friends up to the roof. Visitors learn about growing their own food, discuss the nutritional value of fresh vegetables, witness the benefits of green technology and enjoy the invaluable resource of having a beautiful space to find respite from the stresses of life.