Neighborhood Grow Plan: Growing Food Secure Futures

At A Glance


Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Food
  • Living Economies
  • Environmental Health
  • Land & Water
  • Climate Change & Energy

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Core volunteers:


  • Trinidadian Young People with their Vegtable Themed Carnival Masks at Brasso Garden Club a satellite of Neighborhood Grow Plan, visit Feb 2023
  • Replacing Greenhouse Plastic, January 2023
  • Layering Greenhouse Plastic to keep Citrus Trees Safer December 2022
  • Wheatpasting Art at Food Forest site, December 2022
  • Testimonial from Fall 2022 event

Our Purpose

A collaboration with local community organizers and gardeners, the Neighborhood Grow Plan: Growing Food Secure Futures is designed to encourage and support families renting in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and now Holyoke, Springfield and Chicopee to grow where they live.  Our program supports people to know their rights and build community through growing food.  We particularly want to build community with immigrant families, because many immigrant communities are even more vulnerable due to language barrier and also may have valuable growing knowledge. This project launched at the beginning of the pandemic with a forecasted understanding that food security will be key in an uncertain future. We build sustainable liberatory futures when we have food in our bellies. Knowing the limitations in capacity and resources when scaling up, we have designed a program that is flexible.