Abby Lublin is the founder and organizer of Collard City Growers. She has integrated garden and nutrition education with arts workshops, coordinated implementation at CCG, planned and guided the growing of bio-arts materials, and helped coordinate workshops with neighborhood youth and leaders. Lublin is a community educator, organizing projects in urban agriculture, storytelling, youth apprenticeships, and alternative economies, helping Troy transform itself to a truly sustainable and equitable city. She hosts the Front Parlor Storytelling series in Troy and Albany, a public sharing event used for community-building. From 2001-2009 she taught English and Technology at The Beacon School in New York City, an alternative-assessment public high school using project-based learning and portfolios. She served as the Education Coordinator at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe from 2009-2010 before moving to the Capital Region. Lublin earned a B.A. in Urban Studies from Columbia College and an M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College of Columbia University. She oversees activities for Collard City Growers including youth employment and participation, gardening and soil development, and compost collection maintenance.