1. Who are you and what is your position with the BGP?
- I am Teresa Brown and I am the Board Secretary and Environmental Specialist.
2. How did you get involved with BGP?
- My kids were in Glassboro schools at the time, so I had heard about the garden. Chance had it that Lavon, Glassboro’s awesome PR guru, thought I should meet Sonya, who was also involved with Glassboro Green Team and Creative Glassboro community groups with me. We met during these community meetings, which ultimately lead to me joining BGP.
3. Where did you grow up?
- I grew up in the little town of Pitman, NJ, on a suburban street full of lots of kids to play with. We were always outside.
4. What are you passionate about?
- A lot of things! My kiddos, Human rights, The earth, the arts, dance and movement, sustainability, science, laughing, and local food and drinks.
5. What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?
- Designing educational programming and events at Scotland Run Park.
6. Have you ever traveled outside of the country? If so, where?
- Yes! Canada and Colombia. Bogota, Colombia was absolutely amazing!
7. What is your favorite fruit? Vegetable? Flower?
- Cranberries! Hands down. Veggie, oh I can’t pick one, but I love eating cherry tomatoes right off the vine during the summer. Flower? So many, but I love tulips, lady slipper orchids, and Sea Lavender.
8. What’s your favorite way to express your creativity?
- Creating: writing, dancing, and photography.
9. What does a normal Tuesday look like for you?
- Currently, I get up, get my kiddos on the bus, and go run Nature programming for Preschool aged kids. Afterwards, my boss and I do school outreach, or create more lesson outlines and activities, or we work on event planning. Then back to Mom life, making dinner, and enjoying my son’s guitar lessons.
10. What is your life motto/mantra?
- Life is what you make it. and, Keep swimming. I also love a lot of Mother Teresa’s teachings. She encourages kindness no matter what you are faced with, and I have yet to be in a situation where I felt there was too much kindness. We can always use more.