About Green Visions
Green Visions is a workforce development program that helps foster a healthy community in the JOSANA neighborhood of Rochester, NY.
The flowers from these lots are harvested just before peak bloom over the entire summer and early fall, arranged into stunning bouquets and then sold at the East Avenue, Perinton and Penfield Wegmans by the program participants. The profits from sales help to support the costs of the program and give the participants a real sense of running a small business.
The hands-on effort of the participants to improve their community has proven to be a remarkably powerful motivator. Green Visions participants understand that they are making their community a healthier and better place to live and develop great pride in their work.
Community-based workforce development initiatives, such as Green Visions fulfill Rochester’s demand for trained and skilled workers prepared to enter the middle-skill professional field. The program actively combats urban blight, crime, youth unemployment, and poverty. Additionally, our gardens make vacant lots in the JOSANA neighborhood come alive with activity and positive energy. Our program recruits and empowers young and able resident young adults to be the agents of change in their community.
Neighborhood-Scale Community Advocacy
Our workforce development Program, Green Visions, is changing lives in the JOSANA neighborhood of Rochester! Check out what you can do to help:
Become A Volunteer
Contact Morgan@greentopia.org for more information.
Contact: Morgan@greentopia.org for more information.
Green Visions News from our blog:
Green Visions is planting new seeds. Not just the kinds that produce great cut flowers, but the kinds that produce opportunities for a new group of youth – developmentally disabled students at Edison Career & Technology High School. The program has partnered with...read more
February 18, 2016, marked the fifth anniversary of Greentopia’s incorporation. So what does our five-year-old organization have to show for those years? Plenty! Four years of free Greentopia festivals to raise awareness of sustainability and green assets in downtown...read more
February is Green Visions month! Just as people in are turning to seed catalogs to dream about what they’ll grow in the spring and summer, Greentopia is planting new “seeds” to ensure that Green Visions continues to thrive. And, by the way, they’re also ordering...read more
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2018 Green Visions Sponsors
Some of Green Visions Sponsors
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