Windy City Harvest Youth Farm

Urban Garden Lab 2014 Participants

Gillian Jackson

Gillian Jackson
Instructor
First season

Gillian has recently returned to her Chicago-area homeland after spending several years on the East Coast, where she was gardening, playing music, and wrangling animals. She loves working with her hands and trying new things, and is excited to work with the teens at Urban Garden Lab. 

Emily Swift

Emily Swift
College intern
First season

Emily attends University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she studies botany and business. This past spring break she took a 5,000-mile road trip with her friends and traveled through 13 states in ten days!

Kelly Ramirez

Kelly Ramirez
Youth intern
First season

Kelly is a recent graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, college bound to Prescott College. While avoiding grown-up responsibilities, she likes to watch Wes Anderson films and eat mochi.

Jamarie Riley

Jamarie Riley
Youth intern
First season

Jamarie Riley is planning to attend Manley Career Academy High School in the fall. He is a North Lawndale Youth Farm alumnus. He used to play football.

Rhanae Greer

Rhanae Greer
Crew member
First season

Rhanae, 15, attends ACE Tech Charter High School. She would like to become a chef when she grows up. She hates animals and bugs. Rhanae also has two brothers and one sister.

Terriungha Dotson

Terriungha Dotson
Crew member
First season

Terriungha, 15, attends John Hope College Prep. She has straight A's and is an Honor Roll student. She is very helpful to others.

Asian Savage

Asia Savage
Crew member
First Season

Asia, 17, attends Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. She plays the piano.

Dezwon Quinn

Dezwon Quinn
Crew member
First season

Dezwon, 16, attends North Lawndale College Prep High School. He loves food. He takes college-level math but can’t spell.

Javier Montes

Javier Montes
Crew member
First season

Javier, 17, attends UNO Maj Hector P. Garcia MD High School. He plays soccer and piano.

Taylor Brady

Taylor Brady
Crew member
First season

Taylor attends Catalyst Maria Charter High School. Her hair isn’t always curly.

Jaileen Almonte

Jaileen Almonte
Crew member
First season

Jaileen attends Roberto Clemente Community Academy. She read more than 300 books in one year—not small books, 600-page books. She can sing.

Jazmine Baῆales

JaSmine BaNAles
Crew member
First season

Jazmine, 15, attends Thomas Kelly High School. She is the youngest of four children.

Nathan Servin

Nathan Servin
Crew member
First season

Nathan, 16, attends George Westinghouse College Prep. He listens to really bad music and enjoys playing volleyball.

Atonia Teague (Toni)

ANtonia Teague (Toni)
Crew member
First season

Toni, 16, attends Frederick von Steuben Metro Science Center. She has metal down her spine.

Kimberly Garcia

Kimberly Garcia
Crew member
First season

Kimberly attends Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. She likes to read. Her favorite fruit is blueberries. She wants to be a nutritionist.

Marcellus Daniel

Marcellus Daniel
Crew member
First season

Marcellus attends Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep High School. He wants to be a neurosurgeon when he grows up. He was awarded the 26th LaVern Jackson Award and in his free time likes to play and design games.