Chicago Botanic Garden

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Dyett/Washington Park Green Youth Farm

2012 Washington Park GYF Participants

PHOTO: Marcus

Marcus
Crew leader, second season

Age: 17

High School: Dunbar

Favorite crop: green tomato

Memorable quote: “Where are those tomatoes?”

PHOTO: AshleyAshley
Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: golden beets

Memorable quote: “Dare to be different.”

PHOTO: Richard AmesRichard
Crew leader, third season

Age: 17

High School: DHW Prep

Favorite crop: strawberries

Memorable quote: “YOLO”

PHOTO: JamalJamal
Crew leader, second season

Age: 18

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: rhubarb

Memorable quote: “Fear is the rejection of confidence.”

PHOTO: GeorgeGeorge
Crew member, second season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: lettuce

Memorable quote: “Growing vegetables is the key to bettering the community.”

PHOTO: DanteDante
Crew member, first season

Age: 15

High School: H-technical

Favorite crop: tomato

Memorable quote: “The end isn’t the end until the beginning begins.”

PHOTO: SandraSandra
Crew member, second season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: spinach

Memorable quote: “Green Youth Farm rocks!”

PHOTO: AdrianAdrian
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: DuSable & Daniel Hale Williams Prep School of Medicine

Favorite crop: Strawberries
Memorable quote: “Engaging opportunity.”

PHOTO: DejaDeja
Crew member, first season

Age: 15

High School: Dunbar

Vocational Career Academy

Memorable quote: "Gain to grow and grow to gain.”

PHOTO: TiaTia
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: Dunbar

Favorite crop: tomatoes

Memorable quote: “Put in what you want to get out.”

PHOTO: CarissaCarissa
Crew member, second season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: collards

Memorable quote: “Eating vegetables is good for your soul.”

PHOTO: TajuanaTajuana
Leader and fourth season mentor

Age: 18

High School: Graduate of Dyett High School

favorite crop: broccoli

Memorable quote: “Work hard, play hard.”

PHOTO: O’shayO’sha
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: mustard greens

Memorable quote: “The man who deserves greatness desires nothing.”

PHOTO: CornellCornell
Crew member, second season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: sweet pea

Memorable quote: “Give me back my gnome!”

PHOTO: LonnellnLonnell
Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: spinach

Memorable quote: “You only live once.”

PHOTO: EsmondEsmond
Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: strawberries

Memorable quote: “Stay dedicated.”

PHOTO: BrandiBrandi
Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: DHW Prep

Favorite crop: cucumbers

Memorable quote: “If you love what you do you never work a day in your life.”

PHOTO: DestinyDestiny
Crew member, first year

Age: 15

High School: Dusable High School

Favorite crop: Swiss Chard

Memorable quote: “Give your best to everything you do.”

PHOTO: PortiaPortia
Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: DHW Prep

Favorite crop: broccoli

Memorable quote: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.””

PHOTO: QhasiaQhasia
Crew leader, third season

Age: 18

Graduate of Dyett High School

Favorite crop: Sungold tomatoes

Memorable quote: “What kind of job pays you to work and have fun...boy!”

PHOTO: CarlaCarla
Crew member, second season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: cucumbers

Memorable quote: “What goes around comes around.”

PHOTO: BobbiBobbi
Crew member, first year

Age: 15

High School: DuSable School

Favorite crop: mustard greens

Memorable quote: “It is what it is and it ain’t what it ain’t.”

PHOTO: ChrisChris
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: potatoes

Memorable quote: “Dare to be different.”

PHOTO: DreddDredd
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: Dyett High School

Favorite crop: green tomatoes

Memorable quote: “L’ZZZ (live, laugh, learn).”

2012 Washington Park Farm Staff

PHOTO: Renaldia Gardner

Reneldia Gardner, Intern

PHOTO: Adrienne Detanico

Adrienne Detanico, Intern

PHOTO: Kate Faehling

Kate Faehling, Intern

PHOTO: Kristen McPhee

Kristen McPhee, Coordinator