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CATHERINE SNEED, 1987

San Francisco, CA

Founder and Director, The Garden Project

Farm based job and life skills training, youth, organic food donation

csneed@gardenproject.org

www.gardenproject.org

DAVID SNEED, 1994

San Francisco, CA

Farm Manager, The Garden Project

Farm based job and life skills training, youth, organic food donation

info@gardenproject.or

www.gardenproject.org

AKIKO MINAMI, 1999

Santa Cruz, CA

Social justice advocate, POC community organizer

UCSC Teacher Credential/MA Education student 2017-18

Parent Garden Committee Head at Monarch Community School

Parent of two amazing daughters, Tamarah (11) and Emunah (6)

akikominami70@gmail.com

GUILLERMO VASQUEZ, 1999

San Francisco, CA

Indigenous Permaculture Project

www.indigenous-permaculture.com

HERMAN YEE, 2000

Oakland CA

Garden Educator at Urban Sprouts

JAMES MURRELL, 2000

PAULO MAZZARELLA, 2000

URSULA CHANSE, 2000

Bronx, NY

Director of Bronx Green-Up and Community Horticulture

New York Botanical Garden

 

www.nybg.org/green_up

LESLIE GEATHERS, 2001

Sebastopol, CA

Permaculture, Urban Ecology, Ecological Architecture, Organic Architecture,

and Sustainable Systems, Adjunct Professor at University of SF.

www.usfca.edu/faculty/leslie-geathers

DARRYL WONG, CURRENT STAFF, 2004-2005 apprentice

Santa Cruz, CA

Farm Site and Research Lands Manager, UC Santa Cruz

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)

dgwong@ucsc.edu

https://casfs.ucsc.edu

KOPALI SERNA, 2005

Malinalco, Mexico

Holistic Therapist, Ecologist, Permaculturalist, Community Activist,

Fundraiser, Acupressure Therapist

www.kopali.strikingly.com

KIM ALLEN, 2005-2006

JOY MOORE, 2007

Berkley, CA

Food justice activist, key player in reforming school lunches in Berkeley Unified School District, co-founded Farm Fresh Choice of the Ecology Center, Commissioner for the City of Berkeley on the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts (Soda Tax), currently teaching garden based nutrition to high school students and their families in Berkeley.

 

morejoy00@gmail.com

MARSHA HABIB, 2008

Hollister, CA

Founder, OYA Organics

 

www.oya-organics.com/

KAREN WASHINGTON, 2008

New York, NY

A member of La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, she launched City Farms Markets, bringing garden grown and farm fresh vegetables to her neighborhood. Latest project, is collaborating and farming with Rise & Root Farm.

www.riseandrootfarm.com/karen-washington/

DAVID PECUSA, 2009

AZ

Hopi Native a generational dryland farmer, works with Navajo and Hopi tribes at local schools to maintain edible gardens in schools.

 

www.virtualgrange.org/people/david-pecusa/

CRISTINA DOMINGUEZ, 2010

El Paso, TX

Co-founder and Farm Director, La Semilla Food Center

www.lasemillafoodcenter.org

EVELYN ROSAS, 2010

Austin, TX

ACC Sustainable Agriculture Program and Campus Farm Coordinator

evelyn.rosas@austincc.edu

www.continue.austincc.edu/agriculture

MALIN ALEGRIA, 2010

Teacher at Arab International Academy

AILEEN SUZARA, 2011

Berkeley, CA

Youth, community health, traditional foodways

Owner of Sariwa and Filipino Youth Advocates for Justice

DANIEL TRAN, 2011-2012

CA

JONATHAN WU, 2011

CA

MARIA DE LOS ANGELES, 2011

Guatemala City, Guatemala

MATTHEW RAIFORD, 2011

GA

Owner of founder of Gilliard Farms, CASFS Farm to Fork Chef

www.gilliardfarms.com/about_matthew.html

RACHEL VIGIL, 2011

San Francisco, CA

STEPHANIE LIN, 2011

Los Angeles, CA

Landscape architectural researcher and designer.

stephanieclimbstrees@gmail.com

www.stephanielin.co/

BRENDA L. QUINTERO, 2012-2013

Los Angeles, CA

Edible/Sustainable Landscape Designer, Artist, Urban Ag. Instructor, activist in environmental stewardship, hand-made crafter, primitive skills, healer and free-spirit!    

i.awake.within@gmail.com

EMILY FINKEL, 2012

Oakland, CA

Production Manager at Acta Non Verba@Tassafaronga

www.anv2014.wordpress.com

NEIL THAPAR, 2012

San Francisco, CA

Food and Farm Attorney at Sustainable Economies Law Center

neil@theselc.org

ONIKA ABRAHAM, 2012

New York, NY

Director of Farm School NYC

www.farmschoolnyc.org

SUSIE YEO, 2012-2013

VICTORIA GUTIERREZ, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

Urban Gardener, Activist

CRIS IZAGUIRRE, 2013

Brooklyn, NY

Farmer Manager at KCC Urban Farm

cewdkbcc.com/current-programs/kcc-urban-farm/

ILEANA MAR, 2013

San Francisco, CA

Program Director for San Francisco based food justice nonprofit, Urban Sprouts

ileana.herreravasquez@gmail.com

www.urbansprouts.org

JAMES NAKAHARA, 2013

Santa Cruz, CA

Organic Farmer & Surfer.

LAN DIHN, 2013-2014

Philadelphia, PA

Community Activist, Farm & Food Sovereignty Project Director at VietLead

http://vietlead.org/our-team/

LORRIE CLEVENGER, 2013-2014

NY

Farmer/Co-owner at Rise and Root Farm

www.riseandrootfarm.com/

ARMI MACABALLUG, 2014

Jersey City, NJ

Ecological landscape design, food systems, land management

BRUNO NELL, 2014

Santa Cruz, CA

Enrich the Soul + soil. Preserve diverse seed & knowledge. Farm & empowers youth.  Spring, summer programs coordinator, Food What?! in Santa Cruz.

www.foodwhat.org/

HETTY CHIN, 2014

Oakland, CA

Holistic health, flora & fauna, natural crafts affiliated with:

Trowbridge Flowers & Vegetable Farm, Trees For Oakland

hetty.chin@gmail.com

KATINA CASTILLO, 2014

Ojai, CA

Restorative justice, prison justice, liberation psychology,

Training consultant, Equitable Food Initiative

XAMUEL LARA, 2014

Los Angeles/Covelo, CA

Farming, seeds, food sovereignty

LEO ORLEANS, 2014-2015

Oakland, CA

Greenhouse management, food justice, youth education

Youth Program Manager, Oakland Sol Farm

avocadoboyleo@gmail.com

http://oaklandsol.weebly.com/

KELLEE MATSUSHITA-TSENG, CURRENT STAFF, 2014 Apprentice

Santa Cruz, CA

Apprenticeship Instructor and Farm Garden Assistant Manager, UC Santa Cruz 

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)

kmmatsus@ucsc.edu

https://casfs.ucsc.edu

JAMES HARRIS (JAMIE), 2015

Fresno, CA

USDA Farm Loan Officer Trainee

jamesharr68@yahoo.com

james.harris@ca.usda.gov

MAYA MARIE S., 2015

Brooklyn,NY

Urban Farmer/Food Education Coordinator at KCC Urban Farm

mariezdailymail@gmail.com

instagram.com/mayamariez

SUNYOUNG YANG, 2015

Trenton, NJ

Urban gardener and food justice/food policy organizer

Lunarlands@gmail.com

TINA L. SINGLETON, 2015

Charleston, SC

TRAVIS JACKSON, 2015

San Francisco, CA

Urban Agriculture instructor at Mission High School.

EDGAR XOCHITL, 2015-2016

San Francisco, CA

Edible landscaping, artist, urban farmer, greenhouse management, QPOC, Queer Ecology, gravity, disco ball, Flower Bending, epiphytes Decolonial Botany

ecoxicano@gmail.com

Social Media: @ecoxicano #Ecoxicano #FlowerBending #DecolonizeYourFlower #GardenCholo

LAURA TURNER-ESSEL, CURRENT STAFF, 2016-present

Santa Cruz, CA

Director of Residential Life and Community, UC Santa Cruz

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

lturnere@ucsc.edu

https://casfs.ucsc.edu

ANDRE D'ANJOU, 2016

Santa Cruz, CA

ANH DOAN, 2016

MD

EMILIA CORDERO, 2016

Raleigh, NC

Farm Worker justice, traditional Oaxacan farming

JAS MICHELLE, 2016

Los Angeles, CA

Community food networks, food sovereignty, healing justice, liberation-centered popular education, urban farming.