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Dudley Greenhouse Seeks Project Proposals


During the past year we have been pleased to share the Dudley Greenhouse with a variety of community groups. The greenhouse has provided space not just for food production, but also for the sharing of food, culture and resources. For this upcoming year, we invite proposals from groups and individuals to once again share this incredible community space and resource.

The Dudley Greenhouse is a 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dudley Neighborhood of Roxbury. Owned by The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and leased by The Food Project, the greenhouse operates year-round as a food production and educational space. In one half of the greenhouse, The Food Project's staff and youth operate enterprise projects. In the remaining area, The Food Project provides community educational programming through our "Grow Well, Eat Well, Be Well" workshop series, and also provides space and programming support to nine community groups working on various food production projects. Examples of projects from the 2011-12 year include:

  • A local gardener grew produce for low-income seniors. The seniors she worked with started many of the seedlings themselves; the seedlings were then cultivated in the greenhouse and the produce was given back to the seniors.
  • Local schools used the gardens as an opportunity to encourage healthy eating habits amongst their students. The students learned about growing their own food and experienced workshops about cooking, science, and food justice.
  • Immigrant and refugee groups used the greenhouse as a space for communal gardening and community-building. They learned more about gardening in the United States and cultivated crops that are important to their cultural identity.

For the upcoming year, beginning in September 2012, we invite proposals from groups and individuals interested in working with us to build a stronger, healthier community! Proposals are due July 20th, and details are provided in the attached document. We are particularly interested in proposals from members of the Dudley community, and invite you to join us at an information session to learn more about the greenhouse, past projects, and the current RFP process.

 

Dudley Greenhouse RFP Information Sessions

  • WHERE: Dudley Greenhouse, 11 Brook Ave, Roxbury, MA
  • WHEN: Tuesday June 26: 6-7:30pm; Thursday July 5th: 6-7:30pm; Thursday July 11th: 6-7:30pm

 

Click here to download the application details. If you have questions about the Dudley Greenhouse or the RFP selection process, please contact Jennie Msall at [email protected].

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