Gwenne Godwin

Senior Staff Farmer

Gwenne is not only passionate about growing vegetables sustainably but loves to teach others how to grow their own. She is an Urban Sustainable Agriculture professional with more than 10 years of experience in hands-on farm work engaging and instructing youth and members of the community. She is experienced in sustainable organic vegetable crop planning, implementation, marketing, sales, and site layout. She has obtained a Windy City Harvest certificate in Urban Sustainable Agriculture, as well as a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener’s and Master Composter’s certificate. She has volunteered extensively with the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Garfield Park Conservatory, the Green Youth Farms, and Edible Evanston. She holds several food safety certificates including FMSA, GAPS, and is an Illinois Certified Food Service Manager. She would one day like to travel the world with a group of farmers to experience how the rest of the world farms and to share ideas about sustainable agriculture and call it the “International Farmers Exchange”. To quote Vendana Shiva, “Farming is nurturing, farming is sanctuary, farming is freedom.”

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