Rochester Roots


Volunteers constructed a 75 foot by 120 foot garden with 30 raised beds at Lakeshore Elementary School in Greece, made possible by a grant from the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants program.

The garden is part of a partnership with Rochester Roots, a local nonprofit that offers Sustainability Education and Entrepreneurship (SEE) programs.

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The popularity of the PBS shows Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow is just another sign of America's growing interest in family history.

Genealogy is a billion dollar business that's expected to grow even more.

We're hopping on the bandwagon on Morning Edition with an occasional series we're calling "Rochester Roots".

We're working with genealogist Barb Koehler at the Rochester Public Library to discover the ancestral history of Rochesterians and perhaps unravel a family mystery or two.