E.D.E.N. Urban Gardens


Eden II.jpgE.D.E.N. - Merchants

Locations (as of July 2018)
E.D.E.N. Garden: South of church at 1245 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609
E.D.E.N. Merchants: 622 Merchants Road, Rochester, NY 14609
E.D.E.N. East Main: 1403 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
E.D.E.N. Children's Garden: 408 Rosewood Terrace, Rochester, NY 14609
E.D.E.N. Parsells: 336 Parsells Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609
E.D.E.N. Training Garden: Hazelwood Terrace and Denver Street, Rochester, NY 14609
E.D.E.N. 1199: 1199 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609

The E.D.E.N. (Every Day Eating Naturally) Urban Gardens are community vegetable gardens and pocket parks in Beechwood and Culver-Merchants. They were founded around 2011 as a cooperative effort between St. Mark's & St. John's Church (adjacent to the first Garden, on Culver) and Foodlink to provide fresh produce to the neighborhood; there are now numerous partner organizations. The sites have raised beds and picnic tables. In October 2021 a $160,000 grant was received to fund purchase and transfer of the city-owned plots to the City Roots Community Land Trust, ensuring that they would continue to be used as gardens. 1

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2015-10-27 21:38:23   Within the last couple of months "Garden of E.D.E.N. II" has appeared on Merchants Road, opposite the end of McKinley St. and next to the path leading to Farmington Park. —markjackson