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 2015: Butterfly Garden on East Main St.
This year Project Scion has teamed with the Southeast Neighborhood Service Center (led by Nancy Johns-Price and Jackie Whitfield) to convert a vacant lot on East Main Street to a Butterfly Garden.  Phase I of the installation will occur on August 27 in conjunction with the EMMA Neighborhood Association and U of R’s student volunteer Day of Caring.  We will be installing the brick walkway, painting the bollards in bright Project Scion colors (orange & green!) and raking out the whole lot in preparation for seeding.  Then in the fall we will be planting the flowering trees and the butterfly attracting perennials.  Stay tuned!

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

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

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Project Scion in the News: CLICK HERE

See our list of supporters: CLICK HERE

Click here to see Project Scion 2014: Hope House

Click here to see Project Scion 2013: The Gateway

Click here to see Project Scion 2012: The Orchard

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