Urban Rooftop
Farms

As a beacon of environmental progress in the heart of Wichita, Kansas, RISE Farms is a 15,000-square-foot specialty crop farm and a 204-panel solar farm blooming on the top floor of Fidelity Bank’s RISE Car Park.

Locally Focused. Locally Loved.

Welcome to RISE Farms. In partnership with Fidelity Bank, we’ve transformed a carpark rooftop into thriving, year-round food and solar power production farms. Our goal is to grow a variety of produce in a no-waste manner to supply area restaurants and Wichitans with fresh, local ingredients.

In addition to providing local produce, the green-roof farm lessens the urban heat island effect, curbs building energy costs, and prevents excess stormwater run-off. With the solar farm providing power to the parking structure and ground-level retail locations, RISE is truly a beacon of environmental progress

In 2022, The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce honored Fidelity Bank’s RISE Car Park with the Keeper of the Plains Award for outstanding architectural achievement. The criteria considered included aesthetic quality, positive impact on the surrounding physical environment, high visibility, and stellar maintenance. It was a privilege for RISE Farms to participate in a video commemorating this notable accolade.

In 2022, The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce honored Fidelity Bank’s RISE Car Park with the Keeper of the Plains Award for outstanding architectural achievement. The criteria considered included aesthetic quality, positive impact on the surrounding physical environment, high visibility, and stellar maintenance. It was a privilege for RISE Farms to participate in a video commemorating this notable accolade.

Roadtrip Nation

The full episode of Roadtrip Nation featuring RISE Farms is now live! Check it out and encourage the young Kansans in your life to explore the diverse career opportunities in the heartland!

Awards + Recognitions

Regional Agribusiness Winner – South Central
RISE Farms

FOOD IS

CULTURE • ART • MEDICINE • SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Good for People and the Planet

Kansas has long been considered an agricultural leader, with historically, an emphasis on commodity crops. Our rooftop farming  system, focusing on specialty crops, brings Kansas farming forward into the 21st century.

We have adjusted our farming practices and techniques to meet the challenges of this new style of growing. Doing so has allowed us to find creative solutions such as developing a propriety growing medium.

Our methods focus on doing no harm and cultivating a sustainable future. This allows us to grow nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables without the use of man-made chemicals to manage insects and weeds.

By embracing organic practices, we consciously choose to protect the planet, preserve biodiversity, and support local communities. When we tend to our farm with love and care, we reap the benefits of fresh, healthy food, a sense of fulfillment, and a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of all life.

RISE Farms is in the process of applying for organic certification.

We focus on an economically sustainable, ecologically sound, and socially just food and farming system.

Rise farms Team

Leah

Rise Farms Owner
and Chief Financial Officer

Heather

rise farms
manager

Tricia

Field Hand

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Cal

Field Hand

Administrative Team

Kyle

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technical Officer

Sarah

Chief Information Manager and Chief Marketing Officer

Leslie

Chief Administrative Officer

Request a Tour of RISE Farms

Tours will begin on May 1st and run through September 30th.

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