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Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee Nominations Now Open


The Dudley Greenhouse is a special place: a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury that serves as a year-round food production space and a resource hub for gardeners and residents of the community. The Dudley Greenhouse was built in 2004 by the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), which leases it to The Food Project to oversee vegetable production and to partner with community members and organizations to run programming.


The Greenhouse Advisory Committee (GAC) is a community advisory group that works in collaboration with DSNI and The Food Project staff to ensure that the Dudley Greenhouse operates in accordance with the vision, values, and purpose for which it was intended. The GAC is responsible for: 
 
  • Issuing applications each year for vegetable and seedling production space in the Greenhouse, and deciding which applicants to accept to maximize benefit to the community. 
  • Outreach to friends, neighbors, and community groups about the Greenhouse, to make sure the community is aware of it as a resource.
  • Evaluating programming in the Greenhouse and making improvements to benefit the community.  
  • Recommending allocations of financial resources for the Greenhouse, and planning and hosting the annual Jazz Under Glass fundraiser event (if it chooses to hold the event)
  • Responding to community questions and feedback about the Greenhouse
Only residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan are eligible to serve on the Greenhouse Advisory Committee. GAC members serve for a two-year term beginning in September 2018, and they meet 6 to 10 times per year, with specific dates and times to be determined by the committee members once elected. The GAC is committed to making decisions based on a sound community approval and planning process.
 
Anyone can nominate a person for membership to the GAC. To nominate yourself or another person to be a member of the GAC, please enter that person's name and contact info in this short form. Use it as many times as you wish to nominate multiple people! You can also stop by the Dudley Greenhouse to fill out a paper nomination form. Nominations are due by Monday, July 9 at 9 AM
 
We will contact all nominees to find out whether they wish to accept the nomination. Voting will take place in the Dudley Greenhouse between August 1 and August 15, open to all residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.