Grow Green Rochester

An urban agriculture program serving youth and families. Our greenhouse is an "outdoor classroom" and welcoming setting for both beginner and experienced gardeners & farmers.

Location: 270 McCree Way, Rochester NY
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2017

Grow Green Updates

July, 2012

  • Grow Green has a new Farm Stand that started today, 7/13/12, and will operate every Friday from 4-6 p.m. in front of the SW Community Center located at 275 Dr. Samuel McCree Way.  Today's sales were very successful and we are excited about a productive season.  We continue to promote the Tuesday Westside Farmers Market from 4-7:30.
  • Hydroponics are up and running inside the very hot greenhouse.
  • Permaculture/Ecological Gardening classes will start 7/24; 2x/wk on Tues & Thurs, 6-8 p.m., for 3 wks.  Learn about sustainable gardening.  Class size is limited and filling quickly.  Call Eleanor Coleman, 436-8201 x247 to register for the class.  Intro%20to%20PermaEco0712.doc
  • SWAN is working in collaboration with the Sector 4 CDC to offer 12 Summer Interns (youth ages 14 & 15) information about community development, jobs, community assets, and urban agriculture.

What's happening with Grow Green right now?

We are making plans to start hydroponics in the mid-section of the greenhouse.We just need to finish painting a few benches and then purchase our equipment.  Have already started some seeds (lettuce and cherry tomatoes) for the hydroponics.

The back section will be for soil planting.  Getting plants ready for next summers pots as well as house plants.

The front section will be for sales associated with youth and adult entrepreneur efforts.This section can also be used for meetings or gatherings for up to about 10-12 people.



Discussion Forum

Volunteer Opportunities

Started by Deb Bridge Jan 1, 2011. 0 Replies

We could use volunteers to help on an occasional basis or ongoing.  Current activities would include general maintenance of the greenhouse -- sweeping, cleaning pots, watering, planting seeds,…Continue


Started by Eleanor Coleman. Last reply by Deb Bridge Nov 23, 2010. 1 Reply

Weekend watering, watering, and watering (did I say watering?)Painting shelves and benchesPotting plantsWashing potsGeneral clean-upContinue

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Comment by Millena E. Latimer on June 18, 2017 at 11:48pm

I just created an event, for a health & wellness fair that we are having at Millard E. Latimer & Son Funeral Home at 983 South Plymouth Avenue on August 12th. We are still looking for wellness related businesses or organizations that would like to participate. I would any assistance in getting the word out about this event. Please call 585-328-2680 or I can be reached directly at 585-317-7003 if you have any questions or want to participate in this event. THANK YOU!!!

Comment by Millena E. Latimer on June 18, 2017 at 11:48pm

Comment by Eleanor Coleman on April 8, 2011 at 10:56am
SWAN/Grow Green will be part of the 1st Annual IB International Community Service Day on Friday, April 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The grounds of Wilson Foundation Academy will be "transformed" via clean-up, landscaping, planting, etc.  Youth will work in the Greenhouse planting seeds and re-potting seedlings, as well as making rain barrels for sale in the community.  WE WOULD LOVE HELP!  If you have some time to spare, stop in at the Grow Green Greenhouse located at 270 Dr. Samuel McCree Way.  Even just an increased adult presence is welcome!
Comment by Eleanor Coleman on February 13, 2011 at 2:43pm
A Garden Group showing sounds like a great idea!  You never know whose passion you're going to engage.
Comment by Wendy Sullivan on February 12, 2011 at 5:13pm
thanks Eleanor - I will as soon as the time is set.  By the way,  I have an amazing video called Grown in Detroit about a school for pregnant teens and young mothers who use a huge urban farm to engage in them in developing skills - selling the produce at the market,....  let me know if you are interested in borrowing it.  Or we could have a garden group showing.
Comment by Eleanor Coleman on February 12, 2011 at 3:34pm
Wendy - be sure to put this date on the LocationSW calendar!
Comment by Wendy Sullivan on February 12, 2011 at 10:06am
Hi Folks,  Our Saints community garden on the corner of Jefferson & Troup is entering it's second year - we all have spring fever and are beginning to made plant list.  We will be hosting a dedication of the Garden on Sunday, June 5th with Bishop Prince Singh.   Save the date and join us for a festive celebration of urban gardening and our community!!
Comment by Wendy Sullivan on January 3, 2011 at 7:04am

Debbie,  that would be great. I always feel evil when I have to let seedlings go.  In a couple of weeks, let's plan to meet with this group.



Comment by Wendy Sullivan on January 3, 2011 at 7:04am
Comment by Deb Bridge on January 1, 2011 at 2:55am

Hi Wendy,

It would be great to share seeds/seedlings -- I have also been perusing seed catalogs .... We could talk about what seeds you might want to start early in our greenhouse --- I always end up with too many seedlings and I hate disposing of any of them!



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