It has been an incredible year for Graze the Roof!
-Interdisciplinary afterschool and summer enrichment programming in the garden for students of the FYCC Kinder-Teens
-Collaborations with Candice Jacobs (art), Paul Koski (Bees), Bruce McKinley (food, education and advocacy) numerous university student groups, and a burgeoning partnership with the Museum of Craft and Design
-Weekly seasonal harvests for the GLIDE kitchen totalling over 40 lbs in two just 2 months!
-Monthly educational tours in tandem with Sunday Celebrations
-Weekly volunteer workdays
-We've increased our biodiversity tremendously and are cultivating rare, unique and heirloom varieties of FOOD, flowers and native plants!
-We are visioning for the BRIGHT new year and cannot wait to share it with you!
SUNDAY JANUARY 8TH TWO EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOLLOWING CELEBRATION - 10:30A AND 12:30A
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST VOLUNTEER WORKDAY IN 2012 ON JANUARY 12TH 2012 FROM 10A-2P
In gratitude for the opportunity to grow food and community with you all,
Lindsey Read more...
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
In collaboration with Candice Jacobs, Creative Arts Leader of the FYCC (Family, Youth and Childcare Center), our afterschool garden classes (Kinder-Fifth grade) participated in gifting Graze the Roof a vertical garden this holiday season.
The vertical garden consists of dozens of diverse potted succulents and drought-tolerant rosemary strung along the eastern fenceline. Each potted plant is labeled with the child's name and age who is responsible for planting the plant; offering ownership and connection to the environmental stewardship and arts-integrated project.
The children and staff of the FYCC were incredibly respectful in their participation and support of this collaboration. We hope to continue to activate this vertical space into the new year; transforming a chain-link fence into a garden, hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary, and mosaic of art, and living plants! Read more...