Meet The Team
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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! "
Adam X Jones
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Ditching corporate to work on an organic vegetable farm in Northwest Arkansas in 2013."
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
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: "My proudest farming moment was working with 17 yards of soil at ASANTE microfarm."
Agriculture Project Manager
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Growing a 46 pound watermelon last summer and sharing it with the community surrounding our urban farm."
Proudest Gardening Moment: "Putting my hands in the soil."
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."