Meet The Team
Membership Marketing Manager |
Fruit Tree Harvesting Manager
Proudest Gardening Moment: "My first pandemic summer my tomato plants did so well, they were taller than my neighbor's home. I had such an abundance towards the end of the season that I was able to make the best tomato soup I had ever had. Hoping they do as well this year!"
Farm Operations Administrative Manager
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Working in the extreme Flagstaff, AZ temperatures, building a makeshift hoophouse to keep my veggies from getting frostbitten in the beginning of spring when the temperatures at night were still frigid. That summer, I harvested my first full-sized squashes, and they were the most delicious I've had."
Director Human Resources
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Taking plant clippings from my home, and spreading them throughout my office building. In recent times it would be this Dracaena plant I named Roots in the picture; it was nearly dead a year ago when I purchased it at a discounted price. She's quite happy and growing these days."
Vanessa Reyes Salazar
Proudest Gardening Moment: "when I managed to revive some roses that were dying in my front yard! "
Director Policy & Development
Proudest Gardening Moment: "I've managed to keep my guiana chestnut alive for over 12 years, 4 transplants, and one particularly long summer where it survived as an honorary roadie in the back of a tour van."
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Helping to build Asante Microfarm!"
Director of Operations
Proudest Gardening Moment: “I broke ground with gardening hoe and shovel at Asante microfarm.”
Microfarm Manager,La Salle & The Degnan
Proudest Gardening Moment: "When I realized more of life’s truisms in my first season of successfully growing my Taxi, Roma, and Indigo tomatoes, than I did in 3 years of living life. "
Human Resources Administrator
Proudest Gardening Moment: "When I mastered composting. I compost using the Bokashi method to deep bury fermented food scraps and in-ground vermiculture to provide slow-release soil amendment to my garden beds. I also have two small traditional worm bins for creating food-scrap compost. I love my worms! "
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Installing the labyrinth garden at St Mark UMC with the CSLA team"
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Putting my hands in the soil."
Policy & Development Coordinator
Proudest Gardening Moment: " Planting seedlings in newly stuffed Soil Sox at Asante Microfarm! "
Urban Farmer Educator
Proudest Gardening Moment: " Turning a mustard seed of a Dream (of cultivating my front lawn) into Asante MicroFarm. Proverbs 28:19 "
Proudest Gardening Moment: " Finding potatoes growing in my compost pile."
Administrative & Marketing Coordinator
Proudest Gardening Moment: " When I finally started my balcony garden at my apartment after years of wanting to grow my own food, and saw my first tiny bell pepper appear after watching it transform daily, from flowers to food I could eat.
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