About

What We Do
Bountiful Brookline, a volunteer-based local food initiative, was founded in 2009 to support access to more locally grown food. Our vision is that Brookline will create and sustain a local food system that is accessible to all. As an urban edge community of 60,000 residents, with 70 percent of residents living in multifamily housing, access to community gardening is limited.  

We envision a Brookline where food is grown at homes and schoolyards, on public and private land as well as greenhouses, roofs, walls and fences throughout our community.  Our mission, to inspire and illuminate food growing in Brookline represents the best of community.

In four years we metamorphosed from an idea into a valuable community resource offering innovative programs resulting in increased local food. Beginning our fifth season, we have returned to our core mission to best serve Brookline as the “the nexus of local food".  We seek to inspire a collective vision of good food, healthy diets and community engagement.

Agricultural History
Over the course of its history, Brookline has been an important agricultural community as well as a leader in progressive land use planning. Bountiful Brookline honors this past and embraces a new model for urban community agriculture. Unlike traditional community farms, Bountiful Brookline  envisons a wealth of potential growing locations. Public, private, institutional and corporate land parcels including parks and private yards, roofs, balconies, walls and fences offer infinite opportunities to support this community wide agriculture.

Growing Bountiful Brookline
Over the past four years we have supported Brookline growing for town wide food production, resource sharing and opportunities for young and old.  Your time, money and materials will help us to continue to grow and serve the community.
Past Programs and Events
Spring into Gardening
A seasonal event provided an inspiring day of workshops, demonstrations, presentations and local resources.

Garden Installation/Garden Share
From Buttonville to Brookline Village we have helped individuals and neighborhoods to grow gardens and connect with new and seasoned gardeners.


Public Housing Community Gardens

• High Street Veterans Community Garden
• Sussman Housing for the Elderly and Disabled

Teen Grow Food Pilot Summer Program
A Brookline Community Foundation funded program piloted for two seasons.

Edible Garden Tour and Harvest Party

Celebrating edible landscapes in the Village and adjacent neighborhoods.

2013 Working Committee
Vanessa Assid:
Barbara Ludeke
 Chetna Naimi
Cathy Neal
Kathleen Nichols

2013 Interns
Marisa Mathison: Program Assistent
Erin Taylor: Schoolyard Gardening

Advisors
Abe Faber, Clear Flour Bakery 
Alan Balsam, Director, Brookline Public Health Department
Chobee Hoy, Chobee Hoy Real Estate

Growing Sponsors

Questions, comments, or ideas? 
Email bountifulbrookline@gmail.com