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 Wendy Sullivan on December 31, 2010 at 4:23pm
Hi Folks,  I am interested in joining this group. I am a member of the group that has develepoded St. Stephen's Church"s community garden on Troup and Jefferson Ave.  I am wondering about sharing seedlings and seeds between gardening groups.  We order way too many seeds and last years had enough cherry tomato plants to feed two armies.  I've been reading seed catalogs since the solstice and my wish list/order form has more packets on the list that our own home garden and the community garden can handle...  any thoughts?
Comment by Judi Baker on November 23, 2010 at 6:38am
Really looking forward to being a member of this group! Hope to see 'season chores' listed here for us gardening newbies! My profile pic is my very own grown littlest ear of corn for this past season

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