food roof mural
Our flagship location, the FOOD ROOF Farm, is a mission-minded oasis hidden atop a nondescript self-storage building straddling the Delmar Divide. We have overhauled this building with a vibrant mural to beautify the streetscape, attract additional St. Louisans to participate in our mission, and resist our city’s stark socioeconomic, racial, and class divides through the unifying power of public art.
WHY was the mural created?
As you can see from this photo, the FOOD ROOF Farm (pre-mural) was thoroughly hidden from pedestrians and drivers passing from the street. Countless individuals who lived and worked in the area passed the nondescript beige building every day without knowing that a flourishing, inclusive community space sat right in their neighborhood.
Thanks to community support from Give STL Day and a generous donation from Wells Fargo, we raised $8,056 to fund the FOOD ROOF mural. Working with local mural artists Robert and Liza Fishbone, we transformed the building’s exterior with a vibrant mural that more accurately represents the flourishing farm that sits atop it. In doing so, we hope to involve more St Louisans in urban farming, food justice, and the wonderful community we have grown!
What did the transformation look like?
take a selfie!
If you visit the mural, tag us with your FOOD ROOF crown! See Robert and Liza, our mural artists, modeling the crown below.