Community-Minded Food Production Projects for the Dudley Greenhouse
The Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee is actively seeking proposals for use of the greenhouse that promotes food production and sharing cultures and resources. These can include proposals for workshops, sharing events and fun times as well, especially as it engages everyone in the community. Examples included of projects from prior years.
Since its opening in 2011 as a community green space, the Dudley Greenhouse has been serving and sharing space with the community by providing opportunities for food production as well as workshops, activities, and other programming in support of residents growing food and sharing cultures and resources.
In a strong commitment to continue this, the Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee is now actively seeking proposals for the 2014 year. YOU (your group or yourself) are invited to submit a proposal for a community-minded food production project for 2014.
Examples of Projects from Prior Years
- A resident growing produce for low-income seniors who helped start the seedlings that were planted in the greenhouse;
- A new resident grower who coordinates and supports two families newer to the experience of organic growing;
- A resident who teaches neighborhood children organic and sustainable food growing and healthy eating;
- Schools that use the gardens as an opportunity to encourage healthy eating habits amongst their students;
- A resident who uses the experience to “grow” their own teaching skills while guiding new growers;
- Immigrant and refugee groups that use the greenhouse as a communal gardening and community-building space.
More About the Dudley Greenhouse
- A 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury
- Owned by The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)
- Leased by The Food Project
- Guided by the Greenhouse Community Advisory Committee
The remaining area - the "community bay" - is a place for community educational programming through the "Grow Well, Eat Well, Be Well" workshop series and for community groups and individuals to work on various food production projects.
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Submitted by Danielle Andrews and the Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee
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Posted: July 9, 2014 Nancy J Conrad