Local organizations partner to open community garden, outdoor classroom

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

Flower City Habitat for Humanity partnered with Green Visions "Greentopia" workforce development program to build an open air classroom and garden at the corner of Smith and Whitney Streets.

The space is meant to be used for workforce training sessions for local underserved youth. Organizers tell us they are excited about opening the space to the community.

"The neighbors think it’s wonderful," Greentopia Executive Director Lisa Baron said. "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."

To learn more about both organizations, click here and here.