Jessica Trobaugh Temple '92 | January 8, 2016
Lifting a panel of romaine lettuce, Jan Pilarski ’79, ’96M.A., exposes a tangle of plump roots. Over a year’s time, her social enterprise business, Green Bridge Growers, can produce several hundred pounds of organic vegetables and herbs. This year’s winter crop includes sorrel, kale and rosemary. On a side table sits snipped basil, which is headed for the local Whole Foods Market.
The entrepreneurial venture Pilarski began with her son Chris Tidmarsh is an aquaponic farming operation that provides training and jobs for young adults on the autism spectrum.