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Grassroots is a collaborative partnership between WE GROW FOOD and EnactusDC. This collaborative partnership seeks to develop local food production solutions and experiential learning environments for students, to empower them towards food literacy and social entrepreneurship.

Using a passive solar greenhouse design as the hub for an urban micro-farm we aim to develop a sustainable food production model which promotes food security, local self-reliance and improves the livelihoods of students, their families and the community in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way. The Passive Solar Micro-farm will be a fully integrated, small scale food production system that uses renewable energy solutions, natural building techniques, and bio-intensive systems to integrate design elements into a multi-functional interconnected small farm system. The Passive Solar Micro-Farm will be part greenhouse, part learning space, part micro-farm headquarters. It will feature a production area, nursery, food processing and pantry capacities, seed storage, tools and supplies storage and a collaborative learning space. The Passive Solar Micro-farm will act as the headquarters for all the elements of a small scale bio-intensive micro-farm and be a model for local sustainable food production solutions.

Royal Greens

Casey Chessman

Lady Green

Horticulture – Food and Farming

Year 2

Message From Lady Green

My name is Casey Chessman and I am the Co-project Manager for Enactus DC’s Project 'Grassroots'. I will be entering my final year of Durham College’s Horticulture - Food and Farming program. I am an outdoor enthusiast and I wish to teach and promote the lessons nature has to offer. I believe a connection to plants and awareness of where our food comes from has the ability to provide an array of solutions. I am eager to inspire the youth to get involved in their health, wellness and community through the 'Grassroots' project!

Dionne Bishop

Lady Learn

Horticulture – Food and Farming

Year 2

Message From Lady Learn

My name is Dionne Bishop and I am a Project Manager for Enactus DC’s Project "We grow food @ School" Im heading into my final year of Durham College’s Food & Farming program and absolutely love the idea of clean eating and living a simpler life. I believe that food should be accessible to all and I'm passionate about creating an educational experience for the community through this project.

Knights of the Leaf

"Your Name Here"

Green Champion

Position Deets
  • Develop a curriculum for green living
  • Help design and build a passive solar greenhouse

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