Standing Stone’s Rooftop Garden Embraces Responsible, “Green” Gardening
Standing Stone is constantly striving to serve food sourced from farms that are not only local, but who also grow their products with environmental awareness in mind. We want to do our part to keep the planet as healthy as possible in a time of global climate change and harmful farming practices. It’s why we choose to partner with local businesses such as Wandering Roots Farm, Happy Dirt Farm, Fry Family Farm and RA Farms, to name a few. Recently, we also turned a small area of our rooftop into our very own garden to grow as many ingredients as we can here at the restaurant. It was assembled with the goals of repurposing materials that would ordinarily go to the local landfill and using materials that we already have here in the restaurant.
The structure itself is comprised of wood from an old deck, old burlap sacks we had on hand, fruit bins, drip system parts we already had and finally, compost from our farm down the road.
Eggplant, Anaheim chilis, summer squash, chives, various types of basil, parsley, purple jalapenos and cherry tomatoes are just some of the vegetables and herbs recently planted. Various types of edible flowers were also planted, which will eventually be used as garnishes.
All of the items planted were either purchased locally from the Grange Co-Op & Ashland Green Houses, grown from seed and/or donated.
We look forward to harvesting our garden’s bounty, and will be using these fresh, organic ingredients in both our food menu items and cocktails from the bar! The next time you dine with us, it’s quite possible you’ll be sampling the fruits of our rooftop garden’s labor.