Project Scion seeks to transform neighborhoods with resident inclusive green spaces — for the people, by the people.

Each year Project Scion will convert vacant land, somewhere in the City of Rochester, to a usable space for the residents.

Project Scion Studio
Holiday Open House

Friday  December 5, 2014  6-9pm
Stocking stuffers, note cards, cool stuff!!  

Anderson Alley

250 North Goodman Street

(as a part of the city-wide First Friday gallery night event)

Project Scion was presented with a 2014 Reshaping Rochester Award!
We were recognized at the annual luncheon
with the Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism
- Honorable Mention –

For more info:
Presented by the Community Design Center of Rochester

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

Support Project Scion:

Please note:  100% of all donations go towards programs and materials for Project Scion sites.  Project Scion is currently operating as a partnership in New York State, and contributions are not tax deductible as charitable donations.

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

Project Scion in the news!

See our list of supporters: CLICK HERE

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Click here to see Project Scion 2013: The Gateway

Click here to see Project Scion 2012: The Orchard

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