A Morning with Capital Roots

Seth Rosenblum and Jeff Mirel Capital Roots Urban GardenIn our ongoing effort to build better communities, some of our team members had the privilege of spending our morning last Thursday volunteering in the Capital Roots Urban Farm in Troy. Capital Roots is celebrating 45 years of working towards their vision of a Capital Region where every person has access to fresh, affordable, healthy food.

While working in the garden alongside Matt Schueler, Director of Learning and Job Development, we learned about one of their many programs, the Produce Project. The Produce Project employs students from Troy High School to operate a year-round urban farm and to sell their harvest at markets. In addition to learning life, job and entrepreneurial skills, each student earns school credit, a stipend, and a share of the farm’s bounty to share with their families.

Seth Rosenblum and daughter painting
Seth’s daughter joined the team creating this nice moment we snuck a pic of.

We enjoyed perfect weather as we worked throughout the garden. From spreading out mulch to fixing up the tool shed, our team was game for every job thrown at us. Be sure to take a minute to enjoy the photos of our team getting dirty and building up some sweat equity.

We owe a special thank you to Bard & Baker for the tasty lunch that helped us refuel before heading back to the office. And if you haven’t tried their Butterscotch Cinnamon Cookies you are missing out!

We encourage you to visit Capital Roots website to learn more the organization and their programs at www.capitalroots.org.


Raking with a view of Troy

Julia Mowing