Project Grow's Board of Directors
Since its inception, Project Grow's Board of Directors has maintained an active and engaged presence in the organization. Its philosophy is to be a "working board" and that's a role board members take seriously. From longer-term strategic projects that help better fulfill Project Grow's core mission to weekend work parties at individual garden sites, the board members are out there getting their hands dirty alongside members (both literally and figuratively!).
The Board of Directors welcomes and encourages member input. Feel free to send thoughts and suggestions for the board to email@example.com.
Current Board Members
Pam Schwarzmann, President
Pam gardens and is site co-coordinator at Greenview
Dan Noble, Vice President
Dan Noble joined Project Grow in 2010 when he had time to garden when he no longer had to travel for work. Dan gardens at Chapel Hill and Airport. He has had a garden off and on for many years, time permitting, and values the service Project Grow provides the community. He looks forward to helping Project Grow continue and expand its programs into the future.
Kristen Garlock, Secretary
Kristen has been a Project Grow gardener for many years, first at County Farm and most recently at Greenview. For the last two years she’s shared Greenview site coordinator duties with Pam Schwarzmann. She enjoys supporting Project Grow’s marketing and education activities, and is a librarian at a local academic not-for-profit organization.
Dave has been a Project Grow gardener with his wife, Ann, for many years at Zion and Lakewood. He is a teacher at Eberwhite Elementary School where he works on the school garden and coordinates the flow of compostable materials from the lunchroom to Project Grow's Compost Education Center at The Leslie Science Center Project Grow site. He is the site coordinator for Lakewood.
Sharon worked on managing the gardens at Forest Hills Coop for about 20 years. She is now at County Farm and wants to share her love of gardening with everyone.
Laurie is a Master Gardener and recently completed the Master Composter class (2015). She supports Project Grow’s education and composting activities, including assisting with the Compost Education Center.
Jesse directs the Project Grow Compost Education Center (CEC) along with Joet Reoma. He is a Michigan Master Gardener and an experienced vermiculturist, in charged of the Vermiculture Program of Project Grow. Jesse owns and operates the worm farming and horticulture design company, Starr Valley Farms.
Calin lives in Ann Arbor and currently gardens at the Airport site. He graduated from the Master Composter class (2015) and is looking forward to developing new projects with Project Grow.