La Loma Rooftop

Hispanic Engineers & Scientists

In the fall of 2020, the newest and tallest campus garden will be implemented by the Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES) organization. A rooftop garden that intertwines urban agriculture practices with technological innovations, its purpose is to educate and provide HES members with research and hands-on experiences in the unique realm of hydroponic and vertical gardening systems. This garden was also designed to increase the accessibility and production of healthy foods—fruits, vegetables, and herbal tea plants—while providing a space for meditation to help support the mental health of students. La Loma Rooftop Garden will be an enriching educational experience for HES and its neighboring communities at Cal.

This project was made possible through crowd-funding and The Green Initiative Fund. The project lead and Garden Manager is Alberto Ibarra < aibarra20@berkeley.edu >.