About Green Visions
Green Visions is a workforce development program that helps foster a healthy community in the Joseph Ave and 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 Rochester Public Market and 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:
Now in its sixth year, the Green Visions program has installed an 800 square foot shipping container at the Green Visions Campus at 174 Whitney Street in the JOSANA neighborhood. The container has been completely retrofitted by Ikoniq, a Canandaigua-based company that...
It’s been an unusual summer for Green Visions, Greentopia's job development program. A super-soaked spring and summer, along with some red-tape tangles, delayed the start of the season. Manager Morgan Barry said the Green Visions garden wasn’t tilled until late May,...
Trigger warning: you can’t watch Greentopia’s “14 Stories” without your heart being touched. This binge-worthy series of short films, posted on our website, profiles the young people who worked in the Green Visions program in 2016. There’s the young mother who didn’t...
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