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Emily Lake

Emily Lake

Secretary, Director of Urban Agriculture


Expert urban agriculturalist Emily Lake, who hails from Evanston, IL, fulfilled an internship with our organization in 2006 while completing a degree in Environmental Studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Emily immersed herself in maintaining and harvesting the Rooftop Victory Garden at True Nature Foods while still an employee there. She was instrumental in the success of other urban agriculture projects such as the James Park Garden and 2613 Garden, responsible for the ordering and planting of seeds, pest management, cold frame construction, composting, and maintenance; while educating and directing the activity of volunteers and members of the organization.

She assumed the role of Director of Urban Agriculture in 2007, a position created specifically for her in recognition of her unflagging dedication and responsibility. She was also instrumental in consultation on the community-based Sunlight of the Spirit Garden and now serves on the UHC Board of Directors as Secretary.
Emily is also fluent in Spanish.

Contact Emily with questions, comments, or suggestions regarding urban agriculture, food production, and related topics.

Lectures and presentations

Designing Edible Landscapes
Urban Agriculture: Sustenance, Security, and Beauty

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