Founder & Executive Director
Jennifer leads all aspects of the organization from program development and property enhancements to fundraising and strategic planning, forging a positive path forward for local food systems, while using the beauty and enchantment of public garden and farm installations to inspire new pride in communities, change the personal and public experience of urban life, and ensure good food for all.
Director of Community Outreach & Advocacy
Jasmine fosters community participation and collaboration across City Green’s food access, greening initiatives, and fundraising events. Jasmine also spearheads City Green’s advocacy work at the local, county, and state level to help further City Green’s mission.
Director of Community & Educational Programming
Jenny connects children, teens, and community members to nature, food, gardening through City Green’s Educational Programming Department. Jenny also supports community greening and beautification projects through the New Ground and Dig In! Community Gardening initiatives and oversees program evaluation efforts.
Director of Food Access
Lisa connects the community to Jersey-fresh, local produce through City Green’s Farm Stands and Veggie Mobile while increasing affordability for low-income families through our Good Food Bucks program. Lisa also oversees the Garden State Good Food Network, a statewide initiative supporting Good Food Bucks programs at farmers’ markets and grocery stores throughout the state. Lisa also supports grant writing efforts across the organization.
Director of Agriculture
Henry is responsible for the planning, management and organic cultivation of City Green’s farm in Clifton, while overseeing the farming operation at City Green’s Farm at South Branch Preserve in support of our food access program. Henry also cultivates public participation in community-based regenerative agriculture.
Farm Manager, South Branch Preserve
Joe is responsible for the planning, management and organic cultivation of City Green’s Farm at South Branch Preserve in support of our food access program. Joe also oversees the care of all machinery and equipment, while also building out the infrastructure of the farm.
City Sprouts Program and Garden Manager, Social Media Associate
Liz manages educational programming, and the vegetable and perennial gardens at the Farm Eco-Center, our Learning Garden in Paterson, and all of our City Sprouts children’s gardens in support of nature exploration and outdoor garden education. She also contributes to City Green's social media channels, sharing City Green's good work.
School Grounds Manager
Emma manages a network of school and preschool garden programs with curriculum, garden training, and ongoing support to ensure interaction with the natural world, and an understanding of where food comes from. Emma also oversees children’s programming at the Farm Eco-Center.
Aidan coordinates City Green’s nutrition incentive program, the Garden State Good Food Network, to provide support for participating farmers markets, farm stands, and other fresh-food retailers to ensure access and affordability of local, farm-fresh food, ensuring good food is available to all.
Yvette manages all aspects of horticulture, and the presentation of the gardens and property at the City Green Farm Eco-Center, as well as the Eastside Park City Green Learning Garden to ensure our standard of excellence, beauty, and function. Yvette also provides guidance and advice for community based garden projects overseen by program staff.