We are a collection of individuals and organizations who are passionate about providing enhanced education to students in an outdoor classroom. Our garden lessons integrate math, science, and reading into hands-on education experiences that complement the students' academic curriculum.
2008-2010- Over-the-Rhine Foundation leads effort to save Rothenberg Preparatory Academy from demolition and develops a vision for a rooftop learning garden atop the school.
2011-2013- Rothenberg Preparatory Academy undergoes a 24 million dollar renovation of it's historic building
2013-2014 School Year- School Reopens with a garden program integrated into classes
2014-2015 School Year- Initial construction of rooftop garden complete with 35 garden beds. Garden classes now held on the rooftop
2015-2016 School Year- Garden curriculum is aligned to the academic standards & pacing guides of the school. Rooftop Garden classes are incorporated into every student’s learning experience.
2016-2017 School Year- Jr. Horticulture Club and Rainbow Readers programs launched.
2017-2018 School Year- The purchase of movable tower gardens allow for richer winter-time garden classes. Summer Internship launched with 16 sixth-graders.
Manager, Education Program
The Volunteer and Garden Coordinator
Kara Allison Jenn Bakes Ray Ball Stacey Barnes
Kate Baumann Tess Hammons Brown
Myra Greenberg Brian Hennigan Reschelle McKinney
Linda H Plevyak Principal Amber Simpson
Rachel Stallings Tony Staubach Gilbert Stowers Kasha Wiley
Sara Storjohann, President
Carly Rospert, Vice President
Jane Koppenhoefer, Secretary