The nation's first large-scale rooftop community garden, the UpGarden sits atop the demonstrates the leading edge of innovation for urban agriculture. Located on top of the Mercer Street Parking Garage at Seattle Center, the UpGarden converts approximately 30,000 sq ft of a fifty year old parking structure into a vibrant community garden in one the city’s densest neighborhoods. Funded by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch program, Kistler and Higbee collaborated with community members during several design workshops to generate a garden design and organize a volunteer-led construction process. The terraced design also incorporates a 1962 Airstream and Ford Galaxy art car in reference to the 50-year anniversary of Seattle Center.
Photo Credit: Eric Higbee