I started working for Bountiful Brookline as the new Urban
Grower at the beginning of April. It's
an exciting job for me. I've been
looking to move into the world of urban agriculture professionally for a year
now, and I'm grateful to have work that keeps me outside much of the time.
I have experience as a community organizer in Jamaica Plain,
a teacher and a climate activist. Most recently
I created an urban homestead, the JP Green House. JP Green House is a zero-carbon house, a
demonstration home for sustainable urban living. It was built on the passive-solar model, and
includes a large vegetable garden that I farm in community with four other
families. We are open for visits and
hold meetings, work-days, and events at the house (visit the website at
to join our mailing list).
I come to this job with a conviction that urban agriculture
is critical to re-localizing our lives, which is something we have to do for
the sake of the environment and our own well-being in the future. As the Urban
Grower, I will be tending the garden (with much volunteer energy!), leading
workshops and field-trips in the gardens, and growing produce for at least two
Your vision, ideas and volunteer energy are most welcome.
Please contact me anytime at [email protected] I look forward to working
- Andrée Collier Zaleska
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming workdays at
Greenside Out Garden at Brookline Community Foundation,