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:
It’s going to be an exciting year for Greentopia, as we move further into creating some of the physical projects that have been a goal since our inception. Here’s a look at what’s coming: Any day now: the FlourGarden will be finished. Final details, such as wood...read more
Greentopia launched a new way to raise funds Nov. 12 with a wine-and-cheese party where people pledged by text. The concept was so successful that the attendees EXCEEDED the entire fundraising goal -- $5,000 for the FlourGarden -- in less than 20 minutes. About 50...read more
Increasingly, it looks like a big part of helping people out of poverty isn't a hand-out, but a hand up that recognizes the human capital available in our poorer neighborhoods. One program that does this is Greentopia's Green Visions program, which provides 22 weeks...read more
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2018 Green Visions Sponsors
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