Growing Green Works Products evreywhere!!!

Hey everybody!!! Today the youth enterprise group went to a bunch of stores that carry our products. We looked at where our products were on the shelves and how that could add or take away from our future sales. We went to Wegmans, Guercios, lexington Coop Market and Globe Market. Take a look at our funny pics! ;?

Customer Service

Today we learned the basics on customer service...and the presentation of our farm stand.We learned how to aide our customers and to make our stand seem more appealing to them in many ways.First we figured out what we could do to help us help them..Such as being honest, authentic and giving interesting information about our products.We made a set of Customer Service policies for Growing GReen Works including being positive when speaking with customers, building relationships with our customers and doing our business with a smile (not a corny one a real one) .We also learned tips in merchandising to increase our sales at the stand like making displays look abundant and handing people information relating to what we are talking about. What a great day...:) peace Jordan and Abdi

The Riverkeeper

Yesterday we went on a field trip to see the Buffalo Niagra Riverkeeper. It was pretty awesome. I never knew what a riverkeeper was or that it even existed. We learned about a whole bunch of jobs that will be available to us in the near future that will help us to fix our water. We also learned about how we live on the great lakes and should take advantage of that by boating and fishing and stuff. There are a lot of problems with the water due to pollution from factories that used to exist in Buffalo and now we are starting to see the effects of that pollution on our water and fish. I found it interesting to learn about the water in Buffalo because it's something I usually don't think about and I found out a lot of information about it. Some things I learned that we can do in order to help clean water is to not throw stuff in it and to watch what I put in my body because it comes out in the water when we use the bathroom. In order to conserve water I learned that we can use rain barrels and do stuff like turn off the water when we're not using it and not wash clothes on rainy days because it contributes to the sewers getting blocked up. This was like the second field trip us growing green youth have been on and it was really FUN!

Growing Green at Roswell Park

Today was fun...We went to roswell park.We met new people and had some good food..we sold  amazing chili starter..we all spent time together to work as a team..we got to each other talk and get to now the people.We had great feed back from the news, artvoice, and videos and much more..Some were locals of the west side area and new us right off the back..i was so proud..i had learned much from my co workers rachel and james..they have given me an experience to remember..through it all me (jordan), rachel and james were satisfied with our outcome..Thank you to roswell park for their generosity .....peace....

what we have been up to

We read our article that was recently in the buffalo news paper. It was a article about our mobile market. We have also been working on making posters for be vocal eat local week. This is a very important project because we want to get the word out to everyone. A quote that i found very cool is "If you give a man a fish he can eat for a day, but if you teach a man how to fish he can eat for ever" I found that quote cool because that's what Growing Green does for me and others also. Instead of just giving us fresh and organic food they teach us how to grow it and new interesting facts that I never knew before.

Let us introduce ourselves...

Hello everyone!
It's Michelle, Isis, Jon, Juan, and James here. With our combined superpowers we form the Be Vocal Eat Local week coordination team! We are in charge of planning multiple events that will take place during the first week of August. One event we are planning is a self-guided walk that will let participants get to know the urban farms and community gardens around Buffalo better. Also, we will be visiting the Roswell Farmers Market where we will be selling our Super Duper Salsa and Amazing Chili Starter, as well as passing out flyers for our community cookout which is the biggest event we are planning. The cookout will take place on Thursday August 6th at our urban farm on Massachusetts Avenue. Everyone is invited!!! That's all for now. Keep an eye out for more updates...


Today we watched a movie called viva la causa. It was a documentary about the grape pickers of California and their struggle for workers rights.we had a discussion about different kind of activism and the positive and negative effects of each .

Art group

Art Group

About us:
Our group in my expression is the only group that I know that can combine things and create it as a drawing to Growing Green to support Map and for me in this group I want to help and make this group more Creative and lots of team work.
Um the things that we do as an example today were making a poster for Be Vocal Eat Local and want the picture to look like a person would look at it as a place to bring others to or to hang out and have fun.This poster that were making its really not hard but have only a couple weeks to finish it and I think with me in this group I can figure out a faster way and Making this group very Artistic.

Why This Group Was What you wanted:

I wanted this group because the skill that I have and Learned threw out the years in many art classes and the way people and family/friends comment my pics and the way I create them.Art has follow threw me since 2nd grade.I picture me as a artist everyday and being with good people around me.When the time I heard Art I voted for this group,I made shore I can do anything to be in this group because I know this Job is for me and I wanted to show my group and my job you have a very talented Employee.

Wow!!!!! Yesterday we all had a great day!!!it was our first day working there.We did canvassing..Went around to invite people to come buy local grown food from the urban farm. We had some great responses...We sold peaches,apples,lettuce,bean sprouts, cabbage and broccoli.We gave a tour of our urban farm to some out of state people.They enjoyed our farm....but through it all we enjoyed the new experience....Yay!!!:) <3

Declaration - Team Brillant Hawxx

Today we talked about health, food and place. We also talked about what we think all people deserve. This is our (wo)manifesto(a) from Team Brilliant Hawxx. What do you think of our list? Do you agree?