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2019 ROTHENBERG ROOFTOP GARDEN. CREATED BY:  BALLR MEDIA, LLC

ABOUT

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.

HISTORY:

  • 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. 

staff

Bryna Bass

Manager, Education Program

Bryna.Bass7@gmail.com

Julie Singer

The Volunteer and Garden Coordinator

JulieSinger73@gmail.com

BOARD MEMBERS

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 

Officers

Sara Storjohann, President

Carly Rospert, Vice President

Jane Koppenhoefer, Secretary

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