Justice Gardeners are all of those who respond to the cry for justice, who cast their lot with those most vulnerable seeking together to create sustainable life-giving practices and solutions.  Justice Gardeners aren’t plant experts, but bring their own life experiences into creating a healthy community and garden. Join us in this movement! 

Our Current Justice Gardeners are:

Karen Flotte: Executive Director

Karen brings a lifetime of leadership in justice advocacy and non-profit administration to her more recent experience of connecting communal gardeners to the work of systemic justice in local food security. In her work with Central Reform Congregation’s Mitzvah Farm in St. Louis, she has come to understand how gardens can become “spaces of resistance” that grow justice from the ground up. She founded Justice Gardeners as a shared project to show others how spiritual, psychological, economic, racial, and environmental health blossoms organically when people come together to feed each other. She can be reached at karen@justicegardeners.org

Sheila Daly: Communications and Marketing Consultant

Sheila has worked for many years as a consultant to justice projects hoping to grow in new ways. Her passion for spreading good ideas and replicating successful projects has led her to hone her expertise in communications for advocacy in environmental and economic justice, particularly in cooperative ventures. She can be reached at sheila@justicegardeners.org

Evelyn Daly-Forseth: New Projects Manager

Evelyn brings several years of experience in urban gardening to her degree in Environmental Policy from Rutgers University. She worked for several years at Rutgers Gardens, in both the greenhouse and farmer’s market. A recent Vista Volunteer, she uses her considerable practical skills to educate others in the power of urban agriculture to strengthen and empower communities in justice. She can be reached at evelyn@justicegardeners.org

Quentin Zorn:  Education and Development Manager

Gardening has always been a part of Quentin’s life. As a child, he volunteered with his mother at his community’s garden club in Maplewood, New Jersey. His work on an organic farm through the WWOOF program, deepened his interest and appreciation for growing food. Quentin received his degree in environmental policy, with minors in sustainability and agriculture, from Rutgers University which inspired his work for justice and addressing environmental issues. He can be reached at quentin@justicegardeners.org