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Open Rooftop Farm Days at Skyfarm

PAST
UPCOMING
Event Series
Learn & Engage

We invite all Houstonians to join our free Open Farm Days at Skyfarm, POST's one-acre urban food farm operated by Blackwood Educational Land Institute. These fresh food-focused events happen every Wednesday & Sunday afternoon from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Wednesday

Fresh Markets & Community Food Lessons

Visitors have the chance to discover and take home cool new foods, beverages, and goods; learn ways to make the most of fresh organic veggies, fruits, and herbs; and walk and tour the fields with a Skyfarmer to learn all about the largest rooftop farm in Texas. Community Food Lesson topics will include healthy beverages, pickling, plant medicine, and edible flowers.

Sunday

HOU-Pick Community Harvest Days

Individual and family visitors can pick fresh produce and herbs for the week ahead. This month's harvest will include the last of this season’s strawberries plus watermelon, okra, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and a large assortment of herbs.

Admission for all Open Farm Days is free, and visitors only pay for what they take home.

Tours and Volunteer Opportunities

Visitors can also experience the Skyfarm by scheduling a tour or joining one of the upcoming volunteer days. Learn more at blackwoodland.org/calendar.

About the Artist

About the Exhibitor

More About the Program

Skyfarm is a community partnership led by Blackwood Educational Land Institute and POST Houston. This nonprofit teaching farm is a living laboratory that showcases regenerative, climate-smart, and equitable urban food systems.

Our primary commitment as farmers is to the health of our soil, which contains countless microorganisms that collectively constitute the soil food web. This interdependent web, which includes plants and wildlife, is what we as humans need to survive. Like Houston, a healthy soil food web is vibrant and diverse.

As a visitor to Skyfarm, you bring a unique personal microbiome of bacteria and fungi spores from your own neighborhood, making Skyfarm a uniquely biodiverse community garden for the 21st century. Knowing our role in the soil food web is key to understanding and addressing critical issues in the health of ourselves, our city, and our planet. Local action, global impact.

We grow — organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs in 12” of specially formulated lightweight soil.

We are — the largest rooftop farm in Texas and one of the top 10 largest in the world.

We aim—to model a closed-loop food system with zero food miles & emissons.

Credit

  • The Blackwood Skyfarm is open for educational experiences from one to four hours for kids of all ages and adults. This includes field trips, volunteer days, and intensive urban agriculture lessons. Email info@blackwoodland.org for opportunities and to schedule.
  • The Skyfarm is also the nexus of an educational pilot program with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, which operates the County's three juvenile detention facilities. Through this pilot program, which began in May 2023, Blackwood provides free food, farm, and nature education to youth at each of the facilities, and residents at the pre- and post-adjudication Downtown Juvenile Detention Center start and care for seeds which will be planted at the Skyfarm. Programming also touches on issues of food inequity, social determinants of health, and climate justice for Harris County's youth of color.
  • The Blackwood also partners with the University of Houston Downtown Center for Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability to employ and train three farm apprentices each summer.

With the Support of

Time
Fresh Markets &  Food Lessons
Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Harvest Days
Sun 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Dates
6/21/23
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7/5/24
Location
Skyfarm (Rooftop)
Hours
Mon
Closed
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Tue
Closed
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Wed
Closed
-
Thu
Closed
-
Fri
Closed
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Sat
Closed
-
Sun
Closed
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Free Admission for all Open Farm Days

Farmer's Market on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. Learn more at blackwoodland.org