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Urban Garden Lab 2018 Participants

Anthony

Anthony
Ninth season
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Morgan Park High School

What's your favorite vegetable?
Cucumber or sweet potato

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
I'm most excited for cooking on Thursday from produce received from Daley Plaza.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm scared of frogs and I love red velvet and caramel cake. I played bowling, swimming, chess, and baseball.

Alexandra

Alexandra
Third season
Age: 15
Grade: 11
School: Jones College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Cucumber

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Harvesting tomatoes

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like to garden and I like nature.

Duncan

Duncan
Second season
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Walter Peyton

What's your favorite vegetable?
Butternut squash

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Playing mafia

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I once owned a snake named Steve.

Asata

Asata
First season
Age: 14
Grade: 9
School: Kenwood

What's your favorite vegetable?
Pineapple

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
I am most excited with working with the fish in the aquaponics station.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
Something surprising about myself is that I really like to draw. I can draw people really well.

Tyjuan

Tyjuan
Second season
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Intrinsic Schools

What's your favorite vegetable?
Spinach

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Being able to harvest more on the roof

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I can bike 12 miles in 20 minutes.

Nicholas

Nicholas
First season
Age: 15
Grade: 9
School: Chicago Math & Academy

What's your favorite vegetable?
Elotes (Corn)

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Harvest

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm good at cooking.

Marcellus

Marcellus
Seventh season
Age: 18
Grade: going into freshmen year at college
School: King College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Okra

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
College

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm multi-talented in foreign languages, memory, and IQ.

Mauria

Mauria
First season
Age: 18
Grade: going into freshmen year at college
School: St. Cloud University

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrot

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Learning new and fun facts about nutrition and the environment

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I often pause or take a while to respond in long conversations because I like to collect my thought before I say something to someone. I may also pause because I'm anxious if what I'm about to say is articulate enough.

Sophia

Sophia
First season
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Whitney Young

What's your favorite vegetable?
Cucumber/Corn

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Gardening or growing food and cooking. Learning new recipies and eating organically.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm extremely passionate about taking pictures and photography.

Cecilia

Cecilia
First season
Age: 14
Grade: 9
School: John F Kennedy H.S.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrot

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Planting

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I have three siblings.

Whitley

Whitley
Third season
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Lincoln Park H.S.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Sweet potato

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Harvesting rainbow chard and carrots

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like to cook and eat fried plantains.

Estephany

Estephany
First season
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Curie H.S.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Potato

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Aquaponics

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm going to be 18 in October. I went to Texas in May for Business Professionals of America.

Natalia

Natalia
Second season
Age: 18
Grade: College freshmen
School: Knox College

What's your favorite vegetable?
Nopales (Cacti)

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
I'm really excited to get cooking in the kitchen. I especialy am excited to buy from the farmers market.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm 18 and going to college next year. A lot of people think I'm a high school freshman.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
First season
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Curie Metro H.S.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Brussels Sprouts

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Aquaponics

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
My brother Paul Krysik works for the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Alexis

Alexis
First season
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Whitney Young

What's your favorite vegetable?
Snap peas, carrots

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Learning how to properly grow and maintain vegetables. Learning basic culinary skills. Meeting and getting to know new people.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I have a large collection of lip balms and glosses.

Theo

Theo
First season
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Lane Tech

What's your favorite vegetable?
Green pepper

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Learning how to cook what we grow

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
This is my first time learning about gardening and plants.

Imani

Imani
First season
Age: 13
Grade: 9
School: Curie Metro H.S.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer at Urban Garden Lab?
Learning how to grow fresh vegetables

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I have a big family and my grandparents live with me and my mom.