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.