THE YARDS: F1RST and Up Top Acres Partner to Give Residents Rooftop Farm
F1RST Residences, an upscale community in Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood, announced today it is partnering with Up Top Acres to design and maintain a vegetable and herb garden on its rooftop. Tenants will be able to enjoy a variety of produce through the summer and fall.
A Farm by Up Top Acre at 55 M Street SE
“Produce doesn’t get more local than this,” said Grosvenor Americas Senior Development Manager Nihar Shah. “Together with Up Top Acres, we’ll be able to give our residents a unique and environmentally-conscious farmland for them to enjoy fresh produce right from the rooftop that also enjoys direct views into the Nats Stadium.”
“Knowing that Up Top Acres has farms on office buildings in Capitol Riverfront, we wanted to add the one-of-a-kind amenity to F1RST,” said McCaffery Interests Project Manager of Development Luke Koczela. “Our residents will be able to grill vegetables ten feet from where they were grown.”
Up Top Acres is managing and operating F1RST Residences’ rooftop farm. Planting is beginning in mid-July and harvest will go through the fall. Some of the initial plants include arugula, zucchini, and basil.
“F1RST is giving its residents a community-supported agriculture program,” said Up Top Acres Co-Founder Kristof Grina. “This new farm will transform an underutilized part of the rooftop into a vibrant, productive living ecosystem – and bring ‘farm-to-table’ right in the same property.”