Gwenne Godwin

Hi y’all! I’m Amanda. Although my background is a bit of everything, my love for growing food has primarily sprung from working in and out of nonprofits throughout the city, which all have built community through common visions of mutuality, accessibility,  equity, and skill sharing. In the past couple of years, I have had the

After completing a farm internship last year, Solome Gibson is rejoining The Talking Farm to complete an educational internship assisting Jennifer Satut, the Director of Education and Programming. Solome will guide volunteer groups, teach classes, and lead our open volunteer hours (Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2:30-6:30pm). Solome is a sophomore and environmental science major at

A Skokie native who returned to his hometown last year, Jesse has worked in a variety of capacities within the food system for over ten years, from community building around food justice and education to researching food insecurity and building educational and culturally rooted farms. After graduating from The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food

A graduate of Illinois State University, Gabrielle was selected as The Talking Farm’s 2021 Tyson/Illinois Campus Compact Intern, funded by a grant from Tyson Foods. This internship is awarded to full-time students and is an intensive learning experience that integrates the intern into all aspects of TTF’s operations from education to farming. We are excited

I’m from Evanston originally, currently living in Chicago. I love cooking, playing guitar, and old video games.  I am very excited to be returning to work on the farm after I was here in 2014 as an intern!

Jennifer comes to The Talking Farm with over a decade of experience in the local food movement, from working in pasture-based livestock farming to developing a robust garden curriculum for local elementary students. She’s passionate about helping both kids and adults find easy and accessible ways to grow, choose & consume healthy and sustainably raised

Growing up, I always showed interest and passion for nature at an early age. From Chicago, I enjoy gardening at home, spending time outdoors, and riding my bike throughout the city. I have a degree in environmental studies and a minor in geography from Northeastern Illinois University. I was a display gardener intern at the

Andrew has a long-standing passion for community and environmental sustainability. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and History from Loyola University Chicago. In the past, he has worked with the Chicago-based environmental nonprofit, Delta Institute, in their Development and Communications teams. He grew up growing veggies in his family’s gardens and has seen first-hand

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,