Rose had a vision. Traveling the world in a fantastical teapot, Rose finds a neglected plot of land in a bustling city to transform into a garden. From the imagination of FableVision co-founder and New York Times best selling author Peter H. Reynolds, Rose’s Garden was dedicated to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Reynolds donated $5,000 of the book's royalties to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.
Boston’s Greenway is a series of gardens, plazas, and tree-lined promenades, maintained by the conservancy’s Green & Grow program. This workforce development program serves 17-20 year-old Boston residents who are enrolled in the Boston Public School system, a G.E.D. program, or have recently graduated from a Boston High School or G.E.D. program. The goal of the program is to help young Bostonians become effective and reliable employees through working and learning in an urban park. The program combines job readiness training with career exploration, environmental education, urban planning, academic support, team-building, personal attention from mentors and attractive compensation.
On a hot summer afternoon, Reynolds made a stop to the Greenway to see the workers in action. A once vacant area filled with raised vegetable beds, towering flowers, and green life adds color to the bustling city as Rose’s garden continues to take root.
Back at FableVision Studios, FableVisionaries have taken this mission to heart and have planted two garden beds along the sidewalk of our offices. By planting our roots in the Innovation District, the FableVision Flower Fairies are taking Rose's story to heart, making our home a little bit homier.
Discover more about the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at: http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/