Dorlista Rose Reed is the founder of the Grow Your Own Zone. She was former Consultant to the Alameda County Para transit Coordinating Council. She was past director of the Berkeley Community Partnership, an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Collaborative. She was also staff to the City of Berkeley Commission on Disability, and supervised disability program staff. She now holds a License to Sell Nursery Stock, and Authorization to Sell Seed, from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.