Community organizations cut the ribbon on Greentopia community garden and classroom

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Local organizations cut the ribbon this morning on a brand new community garden and classroom.

Flower City Habitat for Humanity partnered with Green Visions workforce development program to build the open-air classroom and garden at the corner of Smith and Whitney streets in Rochester.

The space is meant to be used for workforce training sessions for local underserved youth.

Organizers tell us they’re excited about opening the space to the community.

"The neighbors think it’s wonderful," said Greentopia Executive Director Lisa Baron. "And moving forward, because we have an outdoor classroom now we would like to program now more neighborhood programs and offerings that would engage the community."

For more information about the project, click here.