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North Lawndale Green Youth Farm

2012 North Lawndale GYF Participants

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Artaesia
Crew leader, third season

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: cucumbers

“All the different kinds of vegetables we grow”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: carrots

“I like to work with my crew.”

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Crew leader, third season

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: purple haze carrots

“Getting to grow and try vegetables”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable/fruit: watermelon

“Getting to taste all of the things we grow”

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Crew leader, third season

School: North Lawndale College Prep, Eastern Illinois University

Favorite vegetable: bok choi

“The learning experience. You get to grow as the crops grow.”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Westinghouse College Prep

Favorite vegetable: onions

“Learning how to farm naturally”

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Crew leader, second season

School: North Lawndale College Prep, Ellsworth College

Favorite vegetable: carrots

“I like the games we play and working with my crew as a crew leader.”

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Crew member, first season

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: broccoli

“I like that you can depend on the staff and co-workers for help when needed.”

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Crew leader, second season

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: cherry tomato

“I like the field trips we take.”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Manley Career Academy

Favorite vegetable: broccoli

“Getting to learn about all the different kinds of fruits and vegetables we grow”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable/fruit: apples

“The team-builders we do before work and getting to learn about different plants every day”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Westinghouse College Prep

Favorite vegetable: broccoli

“I like doing the farm work.”

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Crew member, second season

High School: Manley Career Academy

Favorite vegetable/fruit: carrots

“I like everything about GYF. I love meeting new people, the team-builders, and most of all learning about eating healthy.”

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Crew member, first season

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable/fruit: watermelon

“Getting to learn healthy habits and working outside”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: corn

“The team-builders and picking raspberries, watering beds and working with the flowers”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: greens

“I like that I get to work with people I don't know.”

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Crew member, first season

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: carrots

“Getting to do the team-builders and working outside”

 

2012 North Lawndale Farm Staff

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