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1245 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609

E.D.E.N. Urban Gardens

Every Day Eating Naturally

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EDEN Urban Gardens


Grow Room Volunteers (March-June)

E.D.E.N. Garden (Church - 1245 Culver Rd.)

        Garden Captain: Mary Estey

20 raised beds, pollinator perineal garden, in 2017 we started a few fruit shrubs and trees (blue berries, a semi-dwarf fourth of July peach tree, and a dwarf sweet cherry tree). Special thanks to First Baptist Church of Allen's Creek Rd. for their financial assistance. E.D.E.N. I is cared for weekly by clients of Starbridge. 

E.D.E.N. North (Northside of Church - Wheelchair Accessible)

In 2017 Teen Interns from RochesterWorks and teens from the Episcopal Diocese's summer Missionpoloza under the leadership of our 2017 AmeriCorp Member created a beautiful herb and vegetable garden. It was transformed from a eyesore of overgrown bushes and scrub trees to an inviting area. Throughout the summer this garden is tended by clients of Heritage Christian Services. 

E.D.E.N. - Merchants (622 Merchants Rd)

         Garden Captain: Melanie Popick, Master Gardner

16 raised beds, a shed built by residence of St. Joseph Villa of Hope, landscaping done by Brocollo Landscaping, and a picnic table placed by NeighborWorks Rochester and the City of Rochester for our neighbors. Merchants is home to a compost areas. 

E.D.E.N. - East Main (1403 E. Main St.)

         Garden Captain: Nick Greco

E.D.E.N. - E. Main St. is our experimental garden+. It is home to our new 45'x10' hoop house, which will extend our growing season. Special thanks to the Stewardship of Creation Group of the Episcopal Church for financing the hoop house). There are bee hives, a small fruit orchard and a movable bread oven, 

E.D.E.N. - Rosewood (408 Rosewood Terr.)

        Garden Captain: Deb Snyder

E.D.E.N. - Rosewood began in 2017 with the help of volunteers on the United Way Day of Caring. We were able to purchase a shed thanks to a generous grant from St. Paul's Episcopal Church on East Avenue. E.D.E.N. Rosewood will soon be home to a few new colorful perineal flower beds to encourage pollination. There is a compost area at the back of the garden

E.D.E.N. - Parsells (336 Parsells Avenue)

Garden Captain: The Rev. Mike Finn

This garden was adopted in 2018. We installed several raised beds as part of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester's Missionpooloza. This garden also has bee hives - our pollinator friends

E.D.E.N. - Training Garden (Hazelwood Terrace & Denver St.)

   NEW 2018

Garden Captains: TBD

This garden is our largest to date. There are nine forty-two foot rows that bring an urban farm to Denver St. The garden serves as a training center for our 10 SOOP (Summer Youth Opportunity Employment Program) interns. This program runs in July & August from 12:30pm-5:30pm Monday to Friday. Students are selected and assigned through the City. 

E.D.E.N. - Culver (1199 Culver Rd) - NEW 2018

Garden Captains: Sandy Robinson & Rachel Edwards

This lot is just south of the church on Culver Rd.  Our SOOP interns installed several raised beds. A new shed was installed in 2018 along with a bench and compost area. 

FARM MARKET (July 8 - August 26  9:30am-12:30pm)


Harvesting Farm 8:30am

Prepping veggies for Farm Market

EDEN Farm Coordinator   Deacon Mike Finn


Our fresh produce is sold at low prices at our Saturday Farm Stand that operates in July and August in front of the church. 

Excess produce is donated to a number of partners including Jennifer House, Bethany House, Sister Regis food bank, and House of Mercy.