The E-News site has been inactive since February 2011 and may contain outdated information and/or broken links. For current and up-to-date Tufts news and information, please visit Tufts Now at http://now.tufts.edu.
Tufts University e-news

Search  GO >

this site tufts.edu people
 
Tufts University Logo Bottom Search Bottom  
left side photo

A Caretaker In The Community

A Caretaker In The CommunityAs caretaker of the historic Brooks Estate in Medford, Mass., Tufts graduate student Josh Berkowitz is helping to preserve a community treasure.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [10.26.06] With two historic buildings and more than 50 acres of open space, the Brooks Estate is what Tufts graduate student Josh Berkowitz describes as "an amazing treasure." Nestled nearby Oak Grove cemetery in West Medford, the estate--which includes walking trails and a pond--was settled in the mid-1600s.

Interested in both community development and conservation, Berkowitz, a student in Tufts' Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program and a staff member at the Global Development and Environment Institute, recently took up residence at the estate as its caretaker. Through his new role, he says he hopes to strengthen the connection between the estate and Tufts.

Watch this video overview to learn more about Berkowitz's role at the Brooks Estate.


VIDEO: A Caretaker In The Community
arrow

View with Real Player (3:48)

arrow

View with Flash (3:48)


Learn more about the Brooks Estate.

Produced by Steve Eliopoulos (A'89), Gravity Film Video & Digital Media

Homepage/archive image courtesy of www.brooksestate.org.

Related Links
Featured Profile

Jumble

For More Information

Web Communications
T: 617.627.4282
F: 617.627.3549
E: enewsfeedback@tufts.edu

Media Inquiries

Kim Thurler
T: 617.627.3175
F: 617.627.4907
E: kim.thurler@tufts.edu

Suzanne McInroy
T: 617.627.4703
F: 617.627.4907
E: suzanne.mcinroy@tufts.edu