Rosana Carranza

Originally from Long Beach, California, Rosana graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013 with degrees in anthropology and Latin American literature. Through the University of California Washington Center, she interned at Farmworker Justice, a national advocacy organization for farmworkers. At Farmworker Justice she developed curricula for pesticide safety … Read more

Tadeo Melean

Originally from La Paz, Bolivia, Tadeo grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in sociology and earned an undergraduate honors degree from the Graduate School of Education. Tadeo interned with Harvesters Food Bank in Kansas City, where he worked to extend resources to … Read more

Room to Grow: A Guide to School Gardening in Illinois

Room to Grow: A Guide to School Gardening in Illinois is a comprehensive guide for teachers that includes tools and information for planning, developing, and maintaining school gardens. It also includes garden-based curriculum that are linked to Illinois state education standards.

A Resource Guide to Food Safety Practices for Small Growers

A Resource Guide to Food Safety Practices for Small Growers was developed for the Farmers for Chicago initiative members. The guide introduces the importance of food safety practices for urban farmers, offers farmers a step-by-step process of implementing food safety … Read more

Kimmi Ramnine

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Kimmi graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012 with concentrations in Africana studies and the social sciences. In college, she worked to enhance the sense of community among students of color with an emphasis on anti-oppressive structures. She has also worked with multiple after-school programs … Read more

Dominique Hazzard

Dominique is a native of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and a 2012 graduate of Wellesley College with a degree in environmental studies.  At Wellesley, she organized her peers around anti-racism issues and worked to increase interfaith understanding of multicultural issues. She is an active member of the youth climate change … Read more

Hiram Lopez

Originally from San Diego, California, Hiram graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2010 with degrees in political science and sociology. Hiram recently completed the NYC Urban Fellows program at the New York City Police Department where he worked on public policy related to crime control, criminal prosecutions, … Read more

Ariana de Leña

A Seattle native, Ariana studied environmental justice and development at Occidental College and UC Berkeley. She has conducted research on Latino participation in community gardens, interned with the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative, volunteered as a youth mentor , and worked in Honduras as a Youth Outreach Worker on … Read more

La Casa Norte

La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. La Casa Norte provides access to stable housing … Read more

Feeding America

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. … Read more