Each year Project Scion will convert vacant land, somewhere in the City of Rochester, to a usable space for the residents.
Project Scion Studio Open House
Friday November 7, 2014 6-9pm
250 North Goodman Street
(as a part of the city-wide First Friday gallery night event)
Project Scion 2014: Hope House
This year Project Scion has teamed with Hope House, one of many women’s shelters in the city of Rochester, NY. Hope House, run by the Salvation Army, provides transitional housing to women who are homeless or are coming out of jail. The shelter also connects residents with supportive services such as substance abuse treatment, domestic abuse counseling and job training. Project Scion has completed the design of a multi-year landscape plan to help create privacy and healing spaces to the residents who are working hard to combat many obstacles and turn their lives around. Phase I begins October 2014 with privacy plantings and a perennial cutting garden being installed by the residents of Hope House, along with staff from the Salvation Army and Project Scion volunteers
Project Scion has been nominated and named a finalist for the
2014 Reshaping Rochester Awards
For more info: http://www.rrcdc.org/awards.html
Support Project Scion:
The impact of your help will be huge – you can be a part of the revitalization of a neighborhood. Not only do these gardens have a positive impact on the inner-city of Rochester, they are also be used for art and citizenship programs to enrich the lives of the residents.
A statement from the creators of Project Scion:
As professional designers, we are taking what we know about the transformative power of gardens and art, to people in need. We are creating spaces where children can play, neighbors can have a barbeque and residents can have a sense of community. A place where visitors can sit under a tree, lay on the grass, and feel the healing power of nature.
We also believe we can break down some of the manmade boundaries that separate us, and come together as one community.
- Pietro, Sharon & Bruce
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