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Visit our Website http://www.friendship-gardens.org/ to learn more. At Friendship Gardens, we believe everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food and the knowledge to grow it themselves. The Garden at Shamrock Gardens Elementary is used to teach students about growing food and healthy eating. It is tended by students, staff, and community volunteers. Located in the nineteenth century historic inner city Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Rothenberg Preparatory Academy offers education from Preschool through 6th Grade. The Rothenberg Rooftop School Garden seeks to provide and sustain unique learning opportunities for its students through hands-on garden-based lessons and to engage community members in rooftop activities through the school’s function as a Community Learning Center. Slated for replacement, in 2008 the Over the Rhine Foundation (OTRF) – with support from the local community – led the charge for preservation and the Cincinnati Public School Board agreed to renovate instead of tear down the historic building. The OTRF then began fundraising for the rooftop garden. Covered by a Carlisle membrane, thirty one planting beds of various sizes were installed by Green City Resources at 9 inches deep with the rooflite® Ag mix. Vegetables are currently being served in the cafeteria from the greenroof and the students love them. Built to achieve LEED Silver, the Rothenberg Rooftop Garden is an innovative model for learning and a point of pride, and has been a labor of love for many. Click here: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1692 to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/. Did we miss your contribution? Please let us know to add you to the profile. Would you like one of your projects to be featured? We have to have a profile first! Submit Your Project Profile http://www.greenroofs.com/submit_a_project.htm. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsBuilding School Gardens at Kavod Elementary […]

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