You wouldn’t always think Upstate New York is a place where gardens flourish. Granted, it IS under snow for part of the year.
Still, Rochester Roots, a nonprofit, seeks to bring garden-based education programs for the young and old in its schools and communities. Its numerous programs focuses on urban and sustainable agriculture, community development, and food security. Its work has even led to the establish of a now-independent Community Supported Agriculture project. Through its workshops, it gives community members and youth the tools to grow their own food.
With over 40 different crop varieties grown by the children in its partner schools, it’s hard to say Upstate New York gardens don’t flourish! Check them out.
Category: Class Act, Food Politics
With a flair for spontaneity, pizzazz, creative excellence and her own unique sense of aesthetic grace and perspective, we have our very dear friend, Belinda (or B, to some of us). Although an incredibly accomplished professional and career woman, B’s down-to-earth approach and demeanor transcends all scenarios, communities and people. She manifests, in her day-to-day, the essence of the word “Zomppa” as demonstrated by her extraordinary commitment to creating sustainable and positive change for us and future generations to come. She’s asked for a dog every year since she was five. Check out Belinda’s work on global education research and coaching: www.hummingbirdrcc.com or more about her portfolio www.belindachiu.com.