Staff


Executive Director, Meg De Brito

A design thinker with political interest and passion for food and the environment. Ten years experience crafting messages with organizations to expand their voice and mission for social change. An innovator with a proven track record of project management and the skills to synthesize diverse points of view into coordinated actions or products.

Experienced farmer in both urban and rural context, studied environmental systems and agroforestry in national and international settings.

Trained as an Architect, practiced at interdisciplinary design from UX/UI through communication design. Actively using design skill and thinking to engage contemporary environmental issues.

A connector of concept and function, working with a diverse client – the general public, farmer, researcher, executive director, organizer/activist.

Inventory Manager, Ashlei Milligan

Ashlei is a biologist, a trendsetter, a Fishtown resident, a volunteer with the Sunrise Movement and pursuing a part-time MBA at Temple University. She has a lot on her plate and brings a lot to the table.

With a background in inventory management with the bio-tech industry, Ashlei joined our team to help us craft our offerings at the garden center as we source hundreds of thousands of plants from across the state to bring to your doorstep.

Farmstand Manager – Zainab Muhammad

Zainab is trained as a designer, yet has been farming and managing farmstand sales at locations across New Jersey for many years. They have been working with True Love Seeds to craft their skill in growing and seed saving. Zainab joined our team to curate the farm market products between varieties grown from the Seedkeeping Residents, our farm and continue to build relationships with farmers and producers in the region to make our farmstand product offerings more robust.

Garden Center Manager – Kensington, Joey Martino

Team Member – Jackie Riccio

Team Member – Quanita Kendrick

Seedkeeping Resident , Amirah Mitchell

Amirah has worked in agriculture and food justice organizations for fourteen years, since starting as a teen farm intern at The Food Project in Boston, MA. She has since worked on urban farms in Massachusetts, Georgia and Pennsylvania, and delivers workshops on agroforestry, soil ecology, urban gardening, seed-keeping and more.

In honor of her ancestors, Amirah practices seedkeeping, focusing on food crops of the African diaspora.

Ecological Horticulturist , Daniel Logue

Daniel Logue is an Horticulturalist who came to the trade through farming and a love of the environment. Danny leads the redesign of our perimeter gardens, the greenhouse and selecting new horticultural products to offer for indoor environments. His commitment to biodiversity guides his aesthetic. You can find him onsite regularly to learn about our native planting or which houseplants to select for your sun exposure.

Team Supervisor – Kensington, Jen Cortese

Team Member – Shawn Kralicek

Team Member – Bonnie Cooper

Public Seed Library 2021

Seedkeeping Fellows

Together we are building the Community Seed Library at Greensgrow in 2021. We believe that seeds are kept safest when held in common. These fellows join Amirah Mitchell this year to explore their heritage and food ways through the practice of keeping seeds and building a space to share them with the community across Philadelphia.