Valerie Condon


A lifelong resident of Long Beach, Valerie is a practicing realtor following a brief career as an educator in the Long Beach Unified School District.

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Tony Damico

Vice President

Tony Damico is an educator, community organizer, and non-profit leader. He co-directs Long Beach Fresh, a non-profit local food system accelerator.

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Joseph Corso

Garden Director

Joe Corso developed a passion for composting at an early age and has been a gardener for most of his life. He is also an artist and a personal chef.

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Dan Rodriguez

Interim Treasurer

Lourdes Padgett


Lourdes believes children will eat what they grow, and has helped bring children’s gardens into many school playgrounds. She believes gardening is therapeutic, and helps support gardeners' physical and mental well-being.

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Kim Campanelli